When Amanda first showed me a picture of her idea for a floating canopy, I was taken with how lovely it was. How fun to get to see it in action in her daughter’s room! This is 12′ of the 5mm china silk, which is a special order item.
My daughter, Madison, is 2 years old. At our last home, I had specific scriptures written on all four of her walls with butterflies surrounding them. Many people commented on the peace & anointing they’d feel when in her room…saved & unsaved people! We just moved into a different home in June and I knew that here in our new home I’d again be putting scriptures on all four of her walls. But I wanted to do something special for her and of course I thought of Meghan’s silks.
I started praying about it and the Lord started showing me a canopy for over her bed. But not just a canopy, a chuppah. Chuppah’s are the canopy used in Jewish weddings that the bride & groom stand under during the ceremony. The chuppah represents a Jewish home symbolized by the cloth canopy and the four poles. Just as a chuppah is open on all four sides, so was the tent of Abraham open for hospitality. In a spiritual sense, the covering of the chuppah represents the presence of God over the covenant of marriage.
Another thing about the chuppah is the groom enters the chuppah first to represent his ownership of the home on behalf of the couple. When the bride then enters the chuppah it is as though the groom is providing her with shelter or clothing, and he thus publicly demonstrates his new responsibilities toward her.
So, with that in mind, I understood why the Lord was choosing this for my daughter…His daughter. I gave her to the Lord before she was even conceived (I was told I would never have children but stood on God’s Word). I never ceased to thank God for her and to continue to put her before the Lord as His child for His glory.
So, in essence, this canopy is His chuppah for the relationship she and the He have and will have. This canopy was symbolizing that He is always with her and He is her covering. He will always go before her and be her provider, her shelter, her clothing (armor of God, garment of praise). His presence will be hovering over her and His anointing will constantly fall on her and cover her. This canopy was to be a constant reminder of His presence in her life, and His covenant & promises with her.
When I spoke with Meghan about this, I just knew that purple was the main color in it. I envisioned the night sky…like when Abraham looked up at the night sky & stars when God gave him the Promise. That’s what I saw for her. We first were thinking that it was to be “Free Indeed”. But something about it just didn’t sit right with me. Well, finances got short, and I had about 5 weeks to sit and just ponder on it and ask the Lord.
When I came to visit Meghan we knew it was time to dye the canopy. As I talked about Abraham and the night sky, Meghan suggested “His Presence”….THAT was it! And it clicked in me about what the chuppah was and what it symbolized. I had the privilege of helping to dye this with Meghan. We anointed it with Scent of Heaven’s “His Presence”….so as you may well get by now, HIS PRESENCE is ALL over this canopy.
It’s beautiful in her room and I’m incredibly excited to see how God will choose to minister to her through this. It goes PERFECTLY with all the scriptures I have on her four walls. Thanks Meghan for a BEAUTIFUL silk canopy for Madison! I’m sure I’ll have testimonies to share about it 🙂
Please note, if you decide to create a similar canopy you will want to use something to gently affix the silk on the rods (a small pin or thumbtack on the top side where it isn’t viewable for example). If you don’t and you get any wind – either from a fan or open window – the silk will potentially fall (we learned this the hard way from the fan in miss Madison’s room so heed the warning). 🙂