Do Labyrinths Illustrate the Way to God?

Labyrinths have a strong root in Greek Mythology, but their beauty & meaning draw me to a different conclusion.  Allow me to explain… the term labyrinth is often used interchangeably with maze, but modern scholars of the subject use a stricter definition. For them, a maze is a tour puzzle in the form of a complex branching passage with choices of path and direction; while a single-path labyrinth has only a single path to the center. A labyrinth has an unambiguous through-route to the center and back and is not designed to be difficult to navigate.

Labrynth - One Way to God
Labrynth - One Way to God

 Doesn’t that sound a lot like our walk with Christ and our path to Salvation? 

  • There is but one way to God:  (John 14:6) Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
  • We must follow the path that He lies out in front of us:  (Psalm 25:5) Take me by the hand; Lead me down the path of truth.

 Meditate on Psalm 119:105-112 while you allow your finger to trace along the smooth path etched into the cool metal toward the middle and out again…

By your words I can see where I’m going;

they throw a beam of light on my dark path.

I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back

from living by your righteous order.

Everything’s falling apart on me, God;

put me together again with your Word.

Festoon me with your finest sayings, God;

teach me your holy rules.

My life is as close as my own hands,

but I don’t forget what you have revealed.

The wicked do their best to throw me off track,

but I don’t swerve an inch from your course.

I inherited your book on living; it’s mine forever—

what a gift! And how happy it makes me!

I concentrate on doing exactly what you say—

I always have and always will.

 This is a new piece by Artist Cynthia Webb .  This Labyrinth would make a lovely gift for a Graduate, Confirmand, Baptism, or anyone who would appreciate the imagery of our walk with the Lord.  The bottom of the labyrinth has Psalm 25:5 etched into it.  It measures 3 1/4″ in diameter.

About the Artist:  This simple elegant pewter piece was designed and manufactured by Cynthia Webb.  Cynthia Webb Pewter is a California artist specializing in handcrafted fine pewter whose work has been internationally recognized for its warm, evocative style and enduring themes of faith and family.  Her unique pewter designs make perfect gifts for Christian wedding gifts and Christian baby gifts.  There are pieces that are appropriate for baby baptism, confirmation, first communion, ordination, wedding, anniversary, and house warming.  Take a moment to check out what we offer.  Consider blessing someone today with a gift of inspiration from Cynthia Webb Designs.



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  1. […] New this season is her Labyrinth Bowl.  The bottom of the pewter labyrinth has been etched with “Show me your ways…teach me your paths… guide me in your truth” – adapted from Psalm 25:5.  Cup the dish in the palm of your hand and gently run your finger tip down the path from the outer edge, trace the path to the center and then back out again…  Check out what we had to say on Labyrinths showing the way to God. […]

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