These two pictures are both the Statue Of Liberty, but with an unusual twist. One is carved from a pumpkin, and the other is made from driftwood. And it's the driftwood one I want to talk about. It was made by artist Adam Morales, who is affectionatly known as The Driftwood Guy. His creations of driftwood have become legendary. He has made animals, birds, Noah's Ark, and hundreds of other pieces. He is working on the Lincoln Memorial, but for two years has been looking for just the right piece of wood for Lincoln's head. He doesn't like to cut the wood, so he needs to find the right shape and size. He goes into the swamp at night and digs around for all his wood. He fashions his art out of only driftwood, screws, and a few plastic eyes. The flag is painted driftwood, while the statue herself is bare natural wood. Both made of wood, this Lady Liberty is the spark of freedom, and the cross is the spark for Christians. We, too, are sparks in this world by using our gifts. When we let our light shine before others, we are, in a way, human sparklers. But sparklers are pretty dim compared to the fire we can put into this world.
"Do not put out the spirit's fire..." 1 thess. 5:19
"The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood." John 1:5