The sculpture was created as a reminder of how God can bring us out of the ashes and into new life.  It depicts the flood waters of the Bible, along with the rugged post signifying the cross which also holds a long spike to symbolize the crucifixion.  The dove with the olive branch shows the peace of God and the renewal of life.  let us not forget that God will help us rise from the ashes and provide all that we need to sustain new life.


Hidden in the ashes, trampled by the steel

Lay the sons and daughters of the day.

In the years that follow, our hearts may never heal.

We mourn their loss – We try to deal – We turn to God and pray.
Freedom was taken, terror stole our soul,

But America was built for more than this

Strong hearts united, with a mutual goal,

Rebuilding, renewing, restoring the mess.
Each battle not forgotten. They’re seared upon our souls.

We put our faith in God’s eternal care.

We trust in His salvation, we know he mends the holes

That come from the destruction in the air.
Our hearts must stay united, no matter how we feel.

We look beyond the prejudice and fears.

Our only hope is Jesus. He is the one who heals.

He erases all our sorrows and wipes away our tears.



About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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2 Responses to OUT OF DESOLATION

  1. What a powerful symbol Paul’s sculpture is! And you have written such a beautiful poem to express that! How often God brings us out of the depths and plants us on the mountaintop… Thank you for reminding me of this! ❤ ❤

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