Thursday, 17 May 2012
Leaving your mark
It's a bit difficult to read the words from this photo. It says 'The places you've been and the people you've spent time with all leave their mark'.
The page background was built up with the torn-off paper technique along with graffiti tissue and several glazes. It made me think about the little bits of themselves that people leave stuck to you when you have interacted together.
We don't always realise how much of an influence (for good or bad) we have on the people we spend time with. As a family we have had the privilege of sharing the lives of several groups of young people, and it is a pleasure to see them move on in their faith and accomplish great things. We received a letter from one person that said, 'You won't understand, until you get to heaven, how much you have done for me.' And I must admit, I have no idea what he is talking about! We just sat around and chatted, studied the Bible, all the usual things you do in a small group.
Remember that people are watching you, even if you aren't aware of it. They will be taking lessons from your actions. So what are you building in the lives of others? What are you planting? What little piece of you are you leaving with them?