14th Bible Stick – The Trinity Stick
This stick is most unique in that it is three different sticks (walnut, cherry and poplar) carved into one. The three sticks do come apart, and then twist back together to make one. I call it the Trinity stick because it is a great way to illustrate the Holy Trinity of God.
The title is carved in the dark walnut, and the letters are painted gold. The title says: The Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.
In the checkered area of the stick, I then list passages that talk about the nature of the Trinity: Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6.
From there, I describe the different roles of the Trinity. The role of the Father: Ruling Creator (Psalm 103:19; Genesis 1:1; 1 Corinthians 8:6). The role of the Son: Redeeming Savior (John 3:16-17; 1 John 5:11; Romans 6:23). The role of the Holy Spirit: Indwelling Counselor (John 16:7-8; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 12:4; Acts 2:38).
This stick took me close to three years to carve. One reason is because it is three different sticks to begin with. But it took me a while to see if I could even carve a stick like this. I did experiment with a smaller sample to see if it would even work. A video of the sample shows how the Trinity pattern works. (video) I finished this stick in November 2013. I think it took me a total of 300 hours to carve.
Pictured below are photos that show the steps leading up to the final project. Click on the photo to enlarge.