You will need a piece of brown paper; pen, colored pencils or markers; collage materials if desired
Cut or tear a cross shape from the piece of brown card stock. On one side of the cross, write, draw, or collage the burdens that you feel you are carrying. On the other side of the cross, write, draw, or collage the promises of God that will support you as you bear those burdens. As you create, offer your burdens to God; receive God’s promises with joy.
Creative Writing Exercise
Write a scene parallel to the one found in the reading from Genesis 17, placing yourself in the place of Abram: “When ___(name) ____ was ___ years old, the Lord appeared to __(name) ___, and said to her/him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you. . . . Then __(name)___ fell on her/his face; and God said to her/him: _____________”
What would God say to you today? What new name would God give to you?