Five Minutes From My Notebook

Pic: mine. (John Calvin's home church in Noyon, France)
Defined by Webster's 1828 as: A supporter; that which sustains or upholds; that on which some superstructure rests.

"...and our daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace."
Psalm 144:12

That being said - some observations:

A pillar is strong.
A pillar is still and quiet.
A pillar is a supporting strength.
A pillar is a sustaining member of something larger than itself.
A pillar is  designed to be constant in it's habit and unchanging in it's reliability.
A pillar is loyal to it's place, needed in a vital and beautiful way.
A pillar is similar to others, but uniquely itself, and required to fulfill a space all of it's own.
A pillar is graceful.
A pillar is beautiful.
A pillar never complains or grumbles.
A pillar is useful to it's designer and valued by those protected by it.
A pillar is a comforting presence.
A pillar is over a foundation, yet under a protection.

An eye-catching design, a fundamental part of art history, and a treasured relic in the architectural community - it is first and foremost a picture and reminder of who we were made to be as women and daughters of the King of Kings.

 So, sorry to all those art history books, the pillar holds a different beauty for me.
It is a reminder to not reject how God has fashioned me for such a time as this, but to see that I am specifically and uniquely designed by my Creator for a purpose beyond myself -  for the world to see and know that He is God.

 "God’s solid foundation still stands, however, with this double inscription: ‘the Lord knows those who belong to him...If a man keeps himself clean from the contaminations of evil he will be a vessel used for honorable purposes, clean and serviceable for the use of the master of the household, all ready, in fact, for any good purpose."
//2 Tim.2:19,21//


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