Visual Devotion: From Pain to Pearl
Kelly Bermudez is an artist I just discovered recently and I absolutely love her work. Here is an example of her work and just the heart behind it.
I have written before about the pearl and the oyster shell as I have always been fascinated by this process. I have been that grain of sand time and time again and it seems the beautiful pearl is a long way off but I’m in the process. So many things have irritated that grain of sand… and these are the things that have formed my character best! I love how the oyster coats that grain of sand with that precious substance to protect itself from irritation.
To protect ourselves, we do similar things:
- We numb ourselves with food, drugs, drink etc.
- We build a wall around us
- We get angry at people
- We do the blame game
- We avoid people and isolate because people hurt us!
- We do anything except accept the irritation and let that turn into a beautiful pearl
I don’t know about you, but this is the way my defense mechanism goes into action. Believe me I haven’t always been able to turn the pain off…I had instances (and that is what saved me) where all I could do is surrender and let God do His work in me. There are days when I thought the pain would kill me! I feel in my heart like I am about to enter a similar process again soon.
What do you do when Pain knocks at the door of your Heart?