we are lacy

lacy

lace…
patterned, openwork fabric…
dainty…
delicate…

does this describe you?

or maybe fragile…
solid…
strong…

I would not choose the word “lacy” to describe anything about myself…
and yet…
we are.

some lovely young ladies with whom I work and I spent some time together a couple of days ago.
eating…
laughing…
having “all the jokes”…
and being creative as well.
jokingly, the conversation evolved into the four of us actually being one person…Lacey
each of us bringing our own personality to the table
and yet making up one person…so it became – “We are Lacey”

and when I thought of lace…intricate, delicate, patterned, open…
I was reminded that perhaps we truly are lacy.

patterned and created….You have approached even the smallest details with excellence (Psalm 139)

delicate…But this beautiful treasure is contained in us—cracked pots made of earth and clay—so that the transcendent character of this power will be clearly seen as coming from God and not from us.  – 2 Corinthians 4:1 (the Voice)

No creature can hide from God: God sees all. Everyone and everything is exposed, opened for His inspection; and He’s the One we will have to explain ourselves to. – Hebrews 4:13 (the Voice)

sometimes we are veiled…
attempting to cover and hide parts of us – the parts we don’t particularly care for
or the parts of us that speak out of turn
or the parts we are ashamed of
or the parts we don’t like

veiled in lace…
open, delicate, intricate…

there is a bit of transparency in lace.
covered…but not hidden
veiled…but not invisible

vulnerable…
risky…
courageous…
brave…

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” – Brene Brown

perhaps a sense of “laciness” is what we are striving for…

For we are the product of His hand, heaven’s poetry etched on lives, created in the Anointed, Jesus, to accomplish the good works God arranged long ago. – Ephesians 2:10 (the Voice)

perhaps we are called to be lacy…
to be transparent…
to be vulnerable…
to be authentic…
to take a risk with relationships…

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”  – Brene Brown

perhaps we are called to be lacy…
to cultivate a place where love and grace
creativity and change can grow.

we truly are “heaven’s poetry”…
and perhaps that looks like lace.

beautiful, lacy grace…

 

 

 

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