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Monday, 3 August 2015

Bible Art - John 14

Hello Friends,

I was unable to sit up at my computer for a couple of weeks, so I am a bit behind in my posts. I will try to get caught up this week.

For the last month or so I keep reflecting on John 14. Today's art focuses on verses 4-6:

"You know the way to the place where I am going."

Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?" 

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

Lately I've been hearing people talking about Heavenly encounters and being caught up into the Heavenly realms, the place where Jesus ascended after his resurrection. I always took these verses to mean that when I die, I will go to Heaven. But what about those visits to Heaven I have been hearing about? Did Jesus' invitation include that too? There is certainly biblical and historical evidence for this sort of thing. So I have been pondering this... wondering...
How wonderful it would be to actually see Jesus face-to-face. My whole life longs for that moment. Yet... when John (in Revelation) and Isaiah saw the Lord, they both fell down "as though dead". I love God as much as my frail human heart can love and I would gladly die just for a glimpse of his beautiful face, but I have to admit that the thought of such an encounter is also rather scary.

I know that he loves me. In fact I am confident that he loves me so very much that he would deny me such an encounter if it would be too much for me to handle or if I would be so homesick for heaven afterward that I would always be sad here on earth.

Yet... I also know that if he ever chooses to allow me such an experience while I remain in my earthly form, he will give me the grace to stand in his glory. Because he loves me THAT much too.

I have a devotional bible so I used the devotional article page for my art. First I put two layers of Gesso. Then I used water colour media (pencils and paint) for most of the page and a black Sharpie for the words. My vines and flowers were from a stencil, which I detailed with water colour pencils and markers.
Thank you for visiting my blog. My message to you from God today is this: You are beautiful and you are loved.

Blessing hugs,


Angela Hoynes said...

What an amazing thought inspiring post

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