This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend IF Gathering. It was an amazing weekend filled with tons of wisdom.
I can't even begin to explain Jill Briscoe and her talk. I could have sat at her feet all day. Words can't adequately describe her message. So, I wont try.
Right before Jill came out to speak, Ellie Holcomb came out and spoke for a bit, and then sang her new song, Red Sea Road.
In Exodus, the Israelites have been freed and then they come upon the Red Sea. Pharaoh is behind them, and they start to panic. Moses says to them in Exodus 14. "Fear not. Stand firm and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be still." Then Moses stretches out his staff, the waters part and the Israelites are saved from Pharaoh.
It's a mic drop for God...one of His many.
Well, Ellie wrote an amazing song about it called Red Sea Road, and I fell in love with it.
I got home, and I had to make it into the image I had in my head.
So, the next day, I took chalk to wall.
It looks nothing like I pictured. There are parts of me that absolutely hate it, and then other parts that don't mind it so much, simply because I love the song so much.
Trying to draw a sea parted is super hard when your wall is not the right dimension, and things ALWAYS look better in my head. I also, for the life of me, could not draw our family in chalk, so I had to draw it on paper and then cut that out...so kind of a chalk wall..
But, I love what this song represents to me and that's what matters.
We are about to start foster care back up, and that is terrifying.
I know that my heart will grow attached to each and every child who comes into our home, and I know that my heart will break with each and every child who leaves, but as the song says, "When we can't see the way, He will part the waves, and we'll never walk alone, down the Red Sea road."
God will always provide a way for us. He will always be with us. We are trusting Him as He moves us back into foster care. We, as a family, are trusting that there will always be a Red Sea road, and that He will fight for us (and our babies), we need only to be still.
My favorite part in drawing this was watching Taylor come behind me and try to copy what I was doing! So sweet!
Take a minute to listen to this song. I am obsessed with her voice and her heart.