My Plan, I Hope

There’s this blank spot on my living room wall, just to the left of the piano. It really needs something. But not just anything.

It’s got to be special. Personal.

Something that reflects me and my husband.

The sea is what daily calls to me and on one of my walks on the shore, I did what I usually do: look for sea shells.

Then the inspiration hit. Why not collect enough shells to make a shell wreath. I pictured how pretty the wreath would look mounted against a blue backdrop and hung to the left of the piano. I’d decorate the blue canvas with some Bible verses. Some sand coating along the borders of the backdrop to make the blue pop and to remind me of the ocean beach.

My thought had gone from a thought to a plan. I’d mentally made my craft store list and pictured how I’d go about constructing this magnificent project.


As I drove home from Michael’s with my supplies, I thought how God, too, had a thought, concerning the creation of mankind. People would be His crowning creation. And before He even created the world, and the oceans, forests, mountains, animals, and mankind, God had a thought about me…and you.

The Bible (see John 1:1) speaks of Jesus as the Word. The Greek for this is LOGOS. There are many ancient and contemporary writings on the meaning of the word, Logos. But the essence is “the thought”, and the “expression of the thought.”

John 1:1-2 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.”

Not only that, but verse 3 says, “All things were made through Him, and without Him, nothing was made that was made.”


My creative powers only extend to assembling a few objects, painting and glueing, then hanging on my wall. I’m not even sure if my creation will come out the way I envisioned it.

But God’s plan, through Jesus Christ, did and does not fail.

My artistic plan is to paint Bible verses across the blue canvas in white lettering. Verses that will remind me daily of the power and glory of God.

Hopefully, in another week, I’ll be posting a photo of my completed “Logos.”





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