A Hand-Made Ring and the Unexpected Gollum in me

A copper ring -- made in my first day in jewelry class

Good Morning, God!

I loved my first jewelry class, God!  LOVED IT! The instructor is super and this ring is his design. We all made one. Well, actually, I made two. That’s because I messed up following directions and I hammered both ends of my first copper wire.

It was important to start over as each step introduced us to a skill. At the end of the class, I had 15 minutes left over. So I took the wire with the “mistake” and quickly made a second ring.

The first ring was lovingly polished. I thought it was perfect. I really did! Alas,God, Gollum, from The Lord of the Rings has sprung to mind. I am afraid, God, I would not qualify as Frodo, the Ring Bearer.

This was not The Ring of Power. This was just made from a copper wire! But it had power over me. The power of the Created over the Creator. Hmmm. You are the Creator. We are the Created. Perhaps that might help explain Your Love for us?

Well, God, I guess the good news is that the “enchantment” didn’t last.  I took this photo of My Ring and in looking at the photo I noticed on the bottom right spiral of the ring a ROUGH SPOT! My hand went to my perfect ring — ARUGH! The rough spot was really there. I could feel it! 

A plain old nail file and nail buffer got out the rough spot and brought it back to almost perfect. But, now that I have recovered,  I realize that I prefer the irregularities — the hammer marks — on the ring that I made in such a hurry I  didn’t have time to polish it perfectly. I hope, God, that You feel that way about our irregularities.

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