Last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to social distance brunch with my lifelong local friends, one of them dating all the way back to 7th grade. Southern Hills was still the mighty Spartans! It was fun to reminisce while catching up on all that’s new in our adult worlds.
As I offered a promo sticker to everyone , it came into conversation as to what F.R.O.G. Pose logo signifies. I explained that the notion I wanted to convey with color, image and font is a triune approach to the redemptive qualities of Jesus. The girls wanted to know how I came to choosing this frog and why. Like most things “ministry”, I feel Holy Spirit moved in and through logo design and continues to mold all that happens at frogpose.org.
“The frog? I call her Rahab”, I said.
Rahab is one of those bad girls of the Bible that everyone can appreciate. Only the God of creation would use an unlikely candidate, such as a harlot, to further His kingdom. She had heard and believed in the power of God and even in her pathetic profession, she was used for God’s good. Her creative use of hiding Joshua’s men, quick thinking, ability to use her voice in speaking up for protection of herself and family, spelled eternal victory for herself, the Israelites and myself, even to today! “Our lives for your lives!” the men assured her. (Joshua 2:14)
Jill wondered if the word rehabilitation had anything to do with Rahab. I loved this idea. One of my life verses has been Lamantations 3:19-24 because the words remind me that even though my afflictions, wandering, bitterness and the gall are the bad choices that drive a wedge between God and me, they are STILL used for his perfect plan. I praise Him knowing he turns my mistakes into His good. A complete “rahab-ilitation”.
What you see in the logo is funky yoga pants to signify her colorful past. Hands at payer center indicate her reverence and commitment to communicating with God. She flows through life heart first as indicated by her shirt, with her eyes focused upward on the prize of eternity, and not her circumstances. She finds her sense of boundaries on her mat of a lily pad.
The next time you feel down as result of worldy choices, find your inner Rahab the frog: F fully R rely O on G God! Jesus came to save us now, in the same way Joshua saved Rahab from the falling walls around her. Jesus lives so that we may live life abundantly, in the present and without regret. He is using you in all you do.
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