In this doodle I have used the paisley or ‘boteh or butta ‘ as I pondered over the diversity represented in the world and God’s heart in making us so unique. In the Zoroastrian culture the boteh represented everlasting life. In some ancient Indian cultural groups the ‘manga or the boteh’ represented the harvest or health and in some cases prosperity . Here every paisley pattern is unique representing diversity The paisley patterns represent every life reflecting the creativity of God. The borders are God’s garden or Gods creation (tree trunks- the tree of Life) . God’s safe place for us to experience our differences and love our neighbor well. Diversity is in gods plan . People who are different from us challenge us. This should be a welcomed challenge. Its hard, but diversity invites us into experiencing the depth and creativity of god. Because of the difficulty in embracing diversity ( and honestly I think we all are learning what it really means to be diverse) it calls for creative solutions, creative thinking and creative problem solving.
If you are interested in coloring this doodle as you ponder on diversity and what it would mean for you to embrace the creativity of God fill in the form below. I would encourage you to tap into God’s heart, into God’s creativity, into His presence for the creative way to experience the creativity of God.
Don’t give up. In James 1:5 it says If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. So let’s ask, lets love and lets feel the heart of God.
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