Alabaster is to me a symbol of being broken and spilled out. One sees this in the woman who broke an alabaster vile full of pure nard (costly fragrance) and used it to anoint the feet of Jesus at one time (Luke 7:37) and the head of Jesus at another (Matthew 26:7 and Mark 14:3). It could have been two separate women or perhaps the same one, who knows. Some even say it was Mary Magdalene. I believe it might have been Mary, sister to Martha and Lazarus, as she had an extravagant love for Jesus. Whoever she was, she represents all of us who want to pour out our lives at His feet.
Symbolically my life has been broken and spilled out as well; and I have chosen to be poured out at Jesus’ feet. A symbol of lavish love and passion for my Savior. As for the “sky” part, that just comes out of poetic license. I have a box made of alabaster. It reminds me of God’s majesty in this universe and in the skies above.
Born and raised in Texas, I moved to Colorado to marry my husband in 2002, and fell in love with the mountains and the people. My husband is a nature and wildlife photographer and on occasion I enjoy painting from one of his photographs. You can see the Alabastersky Art page to check out my artwork. Outside of painting and writing, I work full time in the tech industry, helping customers to have better experiences with Support. In addition, I also enjoy teaching as well as mentoring, or just simply hanging out in our garden with our cat, Bubu. My husband and I both attend The Road at Chapel Hills Church in Colorado Springs.
All of us experience brokenness at one time or another. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit (Psalms 34:18). Our attitude towards it and what we choose to do with what spills out is up to us. I pray my posts will have a positive impact on you and your journey, and inspire you towards an authentic, close relationship with Jesus the Messiah, Son of God.
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Lisa (aka: Alabastersky)