Our church recently held a woman’s retreat. The theme for the weekend was “Finding your place in God’s kaleidoscope.” It was all about discovering the gifts and talents that God gives to each one of us. When we share our gifts collectively wonderful things happen.
I was asked to create a visual for the weekend and I was happy to use my gifts to do so. I designed and created the center of the cross. Before the retreat weekend I glued the center pieces onto the wooden cross base. The wooden base was made by another church member with carpentry talents. (Thank you Bill.) The unfinished cross went on the weekend with the ladies. As the weekend progressed the retreat participants added the surrounding glass pieces symbolizing the addition of their gifts. After the weekend I grouted the cross. The result is a beautiful stained glass mosaic cross reminding us that we all have talents and gifts to share as part of God’s kaleidoscope.