Last Saturday, I joined the women of Jersey Village Baptist Church in Houston for a time of sweet fellowship, good food, and encouragement from Scripture at their “Black and White with a Splash of Color!” luncheon. Penny Ward and her team did a fabulous job with the event!
Our theme Scripture was Psalm 90:12 “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”
I loved the way each table hostess interpreted the verse visually through her table-scape! It’s a gentle way of reinforcing the Scripture without words. Beginning with basic black and white, every hostess added at least one additional color to her table. Here are two of my favorites:
The Green table with an open Bible turned to the Psalm 90…
Here’s a playful pink table…
But this NEXT picture is the one that stole my heart. If you know me well, you know I have a “thing” for turquoise. (I even have a Pinterest board devoted to turquoise!)
I stopped to take this picture because the sparkly turquoise accents looked so great to me against the black and white on the table. I was focused on the table-scape at the moment I snapped the picture.
But when I got home and looked at my photos, this one took my breath away. Look at it, then I’ll tell you why…
I remembered how they greeted each other by throwing up their arms and saying, “I have not seen you in so long!” and “I’ve missed you!! How are you?” They hugged and hugged, rocking side to side like long lost sisters.
This picture helps me remember why I do what I do.
As much as I love lovely decorated tables- especially ones with sparkly turquoise accents- it’s not about the pretty table-scapes.
As much as I love to travel to new places and paint while I’m teaching from the Bible. It’s not about that.
Seeing women have a few minutes to relax, reengage with Scripture, and reenergize relationships for the race of life is what it’s all about. An opportunity to see and hug a girlfriend you have not seen in forever (as these two women did). A few moments for a girl to stop, take a deep breath, and look at life from a heavenly perspective when the world has her in a choke hold.
That’s what I love about women’s ministry events!
I hear a lot about photobombs these days- where someone gets in the background of your photo (intentionally or by accident) and ruins the picture.
I had to smile when I saw this picture because it was not a photobomb, but a perfect illustration of why I love working in women’s ministry so much.