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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Latest Quilting the Names of God blocks

Here are my two latest blocks for the study.

Week 10 is the Modern Flame block for the Consuming Fire/Jealous God_Esh Oklah, El Kanna. I chose the fabrics to symbolize the colors and swirls seen in a flame.

"Be careful not to forget the covenant of the LORD your God that he made with you; do not make for yourselves an idol in the form of anything the LORD your God has forbidden. For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. (Deuteronomy 4:23-24)

Week 11 is the Peace Dove for the Holy One of Israel_Qedosh Yisrael. The white dove in a blue starry sky appeared quite peaceful to me. The gold always represents the presence of God, the Holy One of Israel.

"The LORD said to Moses, 'Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: 'Be holy because I the LORD your God am holy.'" (Leviticus 19:1-2)

"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory." (Isaiah 6-3b)

I was struck by the contrast between the Flame and the Dove. Our Almighty God is so awesome and incomprehensible to we finite beings that His attributes sometimes seem to us to be almost contradictory. I am glad to have a God who is so huge that we mere humans can never limit or manipulate Him. [Athough, I am sorry to say, that at times I find myself trying to. What a waste of time and energy!]

I remembering once reading in some AA literature a quote something like this:

"I found out there was a God; and He wasn't me." "Let go and let God."


Kay said...

Your two blocks show the contrast in the colors you chose. Nice job.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Beautiful blocks, Fran.

sparkle jars said...

These are incredible...and such a beautiful post. :-)

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