I woke up to a most beautiful day and went straight outside and started painting. The painting morphed several times into different subjects until it finally showed its true colors. I knew it was right when my heart felt light and happy but also realized the sadness involved. When I could sense God weeping for his only Son that he sacrificed for us so that we could have eternal life.
After I was happy with the background I laid this little twig against the painting. I liked the way it looked but didn’t want to attach it to the painting. The little twig is a dogwood tree that I tried to transplant from my son’s yard to mine. It was never happy after being moved. My husband thought I had told him to chop it down and after he did I felt so sad about the little dogwood. So I am thrilled that I was able to use in my painting after all. I laid it against the painting and painted the shadow of it.
It was so beautiful outside, I was inspired by all of the sun, greenery and bits of pink flowers that I could see.
These are close ups of the painting since they are a little difficult to see in the large picture.
The canvas which is actually a 27 x 23 piece of plywood. I leaned it against an old lawn chair because I knew I would be using a waterbottle to spray it as I worked on it.
This may be available in my Etsy Shop later. I hope you all have/had a fabulous, grateful and thought provoking Easter Sunday.
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Noah wasn’t carried away to safety. He was told to prepare for the coming anarchy and he did. He gathered supplies, food, animals, seeds and built a shelter.
Noah was kept safe in the middle of chaos because he had the peace of God that comes from an ongoing personal relationship. Faith is not the mental assent of the mind nor a confession of the mouth but an obedience to the revealed will of God just as the Bible is not a book of principles to be practiced to find favor with God but a book of promises to be believed. Some promises are for some people, other promises for other people. Not all promises are for everyone. The only one that is for everyone is the promise of salvation.
A new earth was then created.
Noah had a spiritual peace from God. Because of Jesus Christ our rest is in our hearts. Not in a specific day or time of worship. We have no way of earning our way to heaven or threat of being left behind. There is no left behind.
Scripture says that in the blink of an eye a new heaven and a new earth will be created.
Do you think the people of Egypt, Syria, Libya, Rwanda, Bosnia and Serbia are not experiencing tribulation? And worst of all the people who suffered in the Holocaust? Truly nothing could be worse than what they went through.
II Thessalonians 2:2
II Thessalonians 2:1-4
No one will escape ahead of time, so as Noah did you should prepare. Physically and most importantly spiritually.
But don’t trust me, read the Word for yourself.
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Tagged anarchy, End Times, God, Jesus, Noah, peace, safety, Salvation, Scripture, shelter
It was the Goodwill this time around. The little book on the top of the pile is a beautiful little pop-up book about the birth of Jesus. Teacher Man by Frank McCourt sounded interesting but I could not read Angela’s Ashes written by him because it was so very sad and depressing. The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers is a great book about suffering, seeking, and redemption. It is set in the Great Smokey Mountains and revolves around a little girl named Cadi and a person known as the sin eater. During the early nineteenth century in the lowlands of Scotland and the Welsh border district Sin eaters were a common practice. It’s a fascinating story. The top and bottom books are for my grandson.
Posted in The bookstore (the best place to be)
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