He Will Swallow Up Death Forever
A life outside of the sheepfold is a dangerous place, right? Then again, a life within the safety of Christ’s grace and mercy does not guarantee protection from all pain and heartache. Dangers lurk around every corner; for many, earthly existence seems like a long string of suffering and difficulty with only a few moments of respite here and there. But in Isaiah 25:8 and Revelation 21:4-5 we can find the golden glimmer of hope which promises that one day, God will destroy death, wipe away tears from all faces, and restore all things.
$1,760 | Acrylic and mixed media on panel (heavy) | 34 x 57 in
Lo, How A Rose
There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear
fruit. —Isaiah 11:1
$199 | Acrylic and mixed media on Wood | 12 x 12 in
A Wise Mother 2022
She perseveres because she cares. They need her and she needs them. Her duty, her covenant, is to her family. As the salt preserves the food, so the wise mother tries her best to maintain her home.
"Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you without money, come, buy, and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost!" —Isaiah 55:1
“Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed." —Proverbs 9:5
$1880 | 34 x 57 | acrylic on panel (heavy)
Golden Mean River iv 2020
Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” —Isaiah 35:4
The Greek philosophers encouraged striving after virtue in order to live the best life. There are many good lists
of virtues toward which to strive: Aristotle’s list includes courage, temperance, magnanimity, shame liberality, magnificence, patience, truthfulness, wittiness, friendliness, and justice. Aristotle says that a person should strive for the correct amount of each virtue—not too much nor too little (the balance is the Golden Mean). The Bible also contains several lists of virtuous character traits in order to live a Godly life including humility and love. Yet most of us could spend our whole lives trying to achieve even a few of these virtues. The currents pulling us are strong. We can try our best to swim straight,
to stay afloat, not to smash into rocks and debris—but we can also trust. Thankfully, striving is only part of the deal—mercy and grace cover the rest.
$1880 | 35 x 57 | acrylic and mixed media on panel (heavy)
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