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The Quaternary Knot

Close your eyes, breathe, and clear your mind. Be still. Center your scattered senses on God’s presence.

REFLECTION: Written by Vickie Stone

In 2014 I was updating my kitchen.  I very much wanted to create a mosaic backsplash for above my stove top. But I struggled on what to create that I would be happy with how it turned out, since I had only created one other mosaic and was quite new to this art form AND this backsplash would be in my kitchen for a long time! One Sunday while sitting in church and gazing at our lovely Rose Trinity window behind the church altar, it occurred to me — I could find a similar design that had meaning to me and it would be the perfect addition to my remodeled kitchen. After some online research, I settled on a design known as a four point or Quaternary knot; a traditional Celtic design. For me, the design’s outer circle represents the continuity of family love.  And the four interlocking ‘petals’ represent myself and my three siblings in my family.  I am very happy with how it turned out and to this day I also enjoy the knowledge that our church’s window was the catalyst for my design.

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 22:27-28

All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord;
and all the families of the nations shall worship before him.
For dominion belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.

Pause and meditate on the Scripture.

PRAYER:  Written by Emilie Griffin, a contemporary American author who writes about religious experience and spiritual life.

Dear God, my life is a maze of ordinary things: work, family, church, correspondence, bill-paying, filling out forms. Help me to see that in fulfilling my obligations I am serving you. Let me be open to the grace of the random encounter. Give me glimpses of  your reality in the middle of things. Let me recognize the Messiah, as Simeon did. And help me to live by your commandment of love, no matter what the cost. Amen.

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MUSIC VIDEO:  Tim McGraw: Mary and Joseph

IMAGE: Photo submitted by Vickie Stone of our church

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