Great Design is…

My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth (Psalm 139:15 KJV).

is eliminating allthe unnecessary details(1)

To create a sculpture, the designer must envision what isn’t there.


It takes hours of labor before his vision is a reality.


Great design is challenging, but the end result is magnificent.

Here’s a video sharing the journey from the quarry to the finished product. Enjoy!

Dear Lord, You are the Great Designer. You see what I cannot. You know what I do not. Only you can remove the unnecessary parts. I pray, take chisel in hand and shape me into Your image. Amen


***FYI: I’m with Gail Kittleson today! Come on by and say hi. And tomorrow, I’d love for you to drop by Inspired Prompts. I’ll be the featured author on their 3 Questions Wednesday.

20 thoughts on “Great Design is…

  1. Thank you for sharing, Gail! Having a vision of what is to be created out of just a piece of rock, and the painstakingly detailed work is really amazing to watch! And then relating it to how only God knows how to shape & mold us, knowing what are the unnecessary parts of us to remove & what is necessary really speaks to my heart. Sometimes it is such a painful process, and I have to trust that He has a perfect vision & works perfectly out of His great love for me. Sometimes I just stand in awe of what He is doing & how He takes me to a greater, deeper trust in Him! Yes – Amazing!!

  2. Wonderful! I love sculpture, especially from the Baroque and Renaissance periods. The sculptor, Bernini, is my favorite, followed by Canova. I enjoyed looking at these beautiful photos and video. 🙂

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