There are plenty of episodes and people in the Bible to think about those afternoons when my mind starts wandering -- and they really are intriguing. What better thing to think about than the great, and the obscure, chapters of the Bible? With examples like Abraham or Lydia, why would I try to construct my own silly sculptures? I waste so much time using my brain for pointless things! Better to focus on depth and truth than on this shifty, sandy self. I will admit, some things are not so easy or pleasant to consider, but-
Twelve stones set into a linen breastplate: sapphire, agate, onyx, jasper...(Exodus)
Twelve eternal foundations: carnelian, topaz, jacinth, amethyst...(Revelation)
Like a honeycomb are pleasant words (Proverbs 16:24)
Kindness met with kindness is as beautiful as a golden field of wheat (Book of Ruth)
whatever is true,
whatever is noble,
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is admirable
—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—
think about such things." Phil 4:8
Silvery flying fish, great and innumerable burning suns of the universe, rainbows over the mountains...
A guiding pillar of fire and cloud, rain of manna in the desert, help of Joseph who was enslaved, protection of David the warrior, and hope of Daniel the exile...
"I will remember the deeds of the LORD;
yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
I will meditate on all your works
and consider all your mighty deeds." Psalm 77:11-12