I’ve been continuing to take mosaic workshops this week with a kids’ club in Thurnscoe and in two primary schools. As always, making a mosaic is a messy process. The grout seems to get everywhere and even at the end of a session, the finished product is in desperate need of cleaning and polishing. We’ve also done collage mosaics this week, and those have involved lots of bits of material which seem to get everywhere!

Despite the mess, every mosaic we do acts as a parable of life to me. Life so often looks to us messy and it’s hard to see the picture! We don’t always understand what God is doing or see how His plans can be worked out in the chaos and mess of illness, bereavement, unhappiness and misery. Yet God promises us His plans are to prosper us (Jer 29:11) and that He is working for our good in all situations (Rom 8:28). I have every confidence that our artist and designer, Ruth Waterworth, will be able to polish up our mosaics and turn them into something beautiful to behold when we get to the arts’ festival on 28th September. We need the same confidence in our heavenly Father’s ability to turn the mess of our lives into something beautiful in its time.

Dearne Kids

Carrfield Primary School

Sacred Heart Primary School

If you want to be involved in the ‘Churches Together’ mosaic, we’ll be doing this at the Salvation Army on Friday 21st June at 11.30 a.m. All welcome; no previous experience necessary.