"The Broken Vessel" by Phil Thomson IPA

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This vessel stands amid the garden of a local Christian community as one of the symbols and testaments to their faith.

*Broken Vessel
martin steinbrugger
Author: martin steinbrugger

Broken Vessel

I know as long as I remain intact…
My life will continue to be filled with the shame and guilt of my past sinful acts.

Chipped and weathered by all the pain and sorrow I’ve carried deep within…
Oh how I wish my heart would break and drain away the memories of all my sins.

Lord my heart has become a vessel, as brittle as aged clay…
I pray this vessel be broken, and all my pain and sorrow would be forever washed away.

So pour out my life, that I might become empty and clean…
For there is no other whom I trust, but You, The Lord of Lords and The King of Kings!

This was inspired by the photo, “The Broken Vessel” by Phil Thomson*


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I often stand in awe and admire the beauty of God’s Creation. The colours, textures, tones and shapes,especially the way the light falls and reflects, thus revealing things often overlooked, particularly during the grandeur of a sunrise or sunset, or the spectacle of a rainbow.
I really just want to try and capture and share some of what I see as “The Creator’s Handiwork”.

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  • Basia McAuley
    Basia McAuleyover 6 years ago

    WOW! This is beautiful Phil! Love the colour and texture and the smoothness of the water, Perfect!

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAover 6 years ago

    Thanks, Basia ! I always value your thoughts.

  • Basia McAuley
    Basia McAuleyover 6 years ago

    You know I love your work! ;o)

  • debfuller
    debfullerover 6 years ago

    awesome photo, I love fountans.

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 6 years ago


  • Kathryn Potempski
    Kathryn Potempskiover 6 years ago

    very nice indeed Phil

  • Sheryl Kasper
    Sheryl Kasperover 6 years ago

    Great work. Beautiful…..

  • velveteagle
    velveteagleover 6 years ago

    Great idea for a fountain.. or the output of a natural artisan well. Good capture Phil..

  • Olga
    Olgaover 6 years ago

    Simply beautiful!

  • katphoto
    katphotoover 6 years ago

    very lovely – such a great concept

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