The Lord spoke and said:
Write what you see.
Write it out in big block letters
so that it can be read on the run.
This vision-message is a witness
pointing to what’s coming.
It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait!
And it doesn’t lie.
If it seems slow in coming, wait.
It’s on its way. It will come right on time.
(Habakkuk 2:2, The Message)
Images are windows through which God can reach us, a visual prompt to our thinking. They evoke or provoke emotion. As we are given revelations, or visions, or when we nurture hopes and dreams, it’s important to not only speak it but to create something visible so we can return to it, to gaze again and again to find new revelations and meaning from our piece of work, and see the message unfold. Sometimes it may take an image to bring up from the depths of our being an emotion or truth we forgot or lost, or perhaps we didn’t even know we had within us.
We all have a memory of a TV advert or campaign or piece of news reporting that has stayed with us, the emotions connected to that time will be refreshed with the image. Some images on the collage you will create with a contemplative silence may be like this, things we need to attend to, to revisit with God, whilst others will be fresh and new, new things for your future journey. Come and explore through image and metaphor what is being made visible for you right now.