This magnificent work of art is today found in Then Grand Louvre museum in Paris. The appearance of the folds of the fabric in the sculpture and the hours of work so truly obvious show hours and hours of service for this artist who created The Winged Victory! The artist transformed a piece of stone into a beautiful and now treasured work of art! I could never place myself even near this sort of talent but as a seamstress and decorator, I see my job when sharing or designing something for someone's home as an act of service. Listening to what they need, then setting about my work to accomplish their desires. I enjoy serving others. It is a blessing for me, one I do not get to do often enough. There are many more opportunities I pray are ahead to give and share what is in my heart and the many ideas in my mind! Being hopeful about the future is wonderful. It is good. God's words are full of hope about serving others and especially living for HIM as we serve. Romans 11:33 says "Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgements and His ways past finding out!". He desires to share HIS wisdom with us, to give us opportunities to be of service to others. Where and how does this begin? I believe we first must come before Him humbly, repentant, seeking, and ask. We must be willing to be transformed from a sometimes stony heart by HIM.....every part.....mind, will, and emotions then we can clearly see the will of God and the joys He desires us to share as we go about each day living, loving, and serving those within our midst. Life is about others! I hope your day is filled with an opportunity for a grand victory of loving service! May I share these lovely verses about a Living Sacrifice!
Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.