Monday, February 22, 2010
Why Beauty Like Henna
The reason for the name of my ministry – Beauty Like Henna – is because of a prayer a friend of mine prayed over me once. She mentioned that God had given me a certain beauty, not in the conventional way that beauty is thought of, but different, like henna. Henna is used as a sign of celebration in the East and I liked the idea of being God’s beauty of celebration. Then I read this verse in Isaiah that swelled my heart to overflowing:
Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; Isaiah 49:16a ESV.
Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ’s hands being nailed to the cross in order to pay the price of our own sins so we wouldn’t have to, we can celebrate and be sure that He will never forget us, because of those beautiful scars on His hands that will forever remind Him of us and remind us of His great love for us.
Audience Focused Engagements & What I Have to Offer:
Adults- a blend of worshipful dance numbers intermingled with my story of how I went from just knowing about God to really knowing Him.
Teenagers- a blend of worshipful dance intermingled with parts of my testimony and how Jesus loved and saved me from a life of despair and loneliness in a world that ostracizes those who don’t quite fit in.
Children- an animated storytelling of The Toymaker’s Son; a parable of God’s creation and salvation and who we were made to be.