Complex Characters in the Bible

This worship series covers complicated characters in the Bible such as Jacob, David, Solomon, Esther, and Paul. I created a macrame banner because I wanted to do something that represent how our relationships with God, each other, and the world are entangled. What makes these characters as well as us complicated is that no one is 100% good or 100% bad. In this series, we took a good look at these characters and wrestled with how to reconcile some terrible acts (such as David’s sexual assault on Bathsheba) and God’s relationship with them.

To make a banner this size, I used 1/2 inch x 100 ft cotton rope. You can use any design you like. I adapted from this pattern here.

Worshippers were invited to participate in two prayer stations. The first one was inspired from the children’s book, Maybe by Kobi Yamada.

Worshippers also got to weave ribbon into the macrame banner. They were invited to think about the people in their lives whose stories entangle with theirs.

The following Sunday, I added to the banner to show how our lives bloom from all the different relationships we have – both the complicated and the simple.

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