Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Gospel tattoos: A daily reminder.

"Though my flesh and heart may fail, God is the strength of my heart and portion forever."
Psalm 73:26

By Karin Berdal

I have been thinking of getting a tattoo for many years - there have been many ideas that have gone through my mind about what I would get - but in the end - I couldn't picture myself being my grandmother's age and having it.

Plus I don't know what parts will sag with age more than others.

Then - came this.  I loved it from the beginning and then with last fall being a particularly difficult one, it had much more meaning to me.  So - without telling anyone but my mom and Andrea M {and eventually Dan right before I got it - not to defy him in getting it - it was going to be a surprise.... but then there is a long story with that  : ) it's pretty humorous!} I got it.  In Vegas of course when Andi and I were there ;)   I knew she would be a good rock for me in this - I was rather nervous.  She knew everything I wanted in it {color, size, location, etc} so that when I was asked a question, I'd timidly answer - then look to her for a re-assuring nod.  Which is exactly what I needed.

And this is such a great daily reminder to me, that every day I have God's word symbolically written on my left arm reminding me that every day I fail; every day HE forgives me; and every day to come is planned out and walked before me by a Savior who loves me no matter how far I stray.

I don't think I'll ever get another - one's enough.  And even one this small made me even more amazed at how people can tolerate getting large sums of their bodies done.... like leopard man here...

Woohoo! I couldn't do that.... Too many scabs and itchies!

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