The Bread of life John 6:35. I like this metaphor because God sustains me, and I have a deep devotion to the Eucharist.
The Potter Isaiah 64:8 I like this metaphor because God created and continues to make me who I am and when I cooperate with His grace His creation in me reflects His love and I am an instrument of His love in the world.
The Light of the world John 9:5 I like this metaphor because Jesus illumines the darkness with the message of hope in eternal life and the hopeful message of love God, neighbor and self.
The Rock Psalm 18:2 and 2 Samuel 22:2 I like this metaphor because it evokes the strength of God and that I can depend on Him always.
I love this picture called ‘The Embrace’ by Val Macrae, a Californian artist. I have a print of it on the mantle above my fireplace. The picture depicts a strong, happy, and welcoming Jesus. It evokes joy, confidence and hope in me and reminds me that Jesus is someone I can talk to ‘normally’ and feel supported by in my daily life. It also reminds me to be a joyful Christian full of hope!