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'Rising' Original Mixed Media

$ 500.00

Let this piece inspire you to rise above the pressures of life. Just as a seed was not meant to remain under the weight of the soil, you too shall rise.

Inspiration behind the piece: Vision can carry you through difficult times.

Just as a small seed has the weight of the soil upon it, we can feel the weight of life upon us. The seed was not made to remain below the surface. The sun, water and nutrients of has enabled you have enough strength to rise up amidst the pressures. It may not seem fast enough, but surely it will come to pass. Rely on the grace that is there for you to see you through.

From the Holy Scriptures we find Paul, the apostle receiving a revelation that could have made him become prideful, but he was given a thorn in his flesh. Not literally, but it was something that was a difficult problem for him. It is unknown and irrelevant as to what it was, but it kept him humble. The root word for 'thorn' wasn't something like an irritant, 'it was more like a tent peg' according to David Guzik, Bible Scholar. Paul faced some heavy trails in his lifetime from being beaten, shipwrecked, imprisoned and I believe this vision he received carried him through those difficult times. This thorn in his flesh was followed with unanswered passionate prayer to take it away. Sometimes the answer is not to take the problem away, but the to rely on the grace.

Joseph in the Holy Scriptures also faced difficulties of betrayal by his own family, was left to die, falsely accused & imprisoned. Yet, he did not let bitterness fester and eventually saw the vision he had come to fruition. I believe the vision he was given, helped to carry him through such painful times.

It makes a difference if we have vision to see us through regardless of our frailty, flaws, failures & difficult situations. 

ABOUT THIS PAINTING

  • Part of the VISION Collection
  • This is a 16 x 20 inch abstract painting with mixed media consisting of pigments, acrylic paint and resin.
  • Texture has a glossy finish
  • The cradle is 2 inches and made of a 13-layer plywood birchwood. 
  • Free shipping within the US
  • Please inquire for international shipping

2 Corinthians 4:8, 2 Corinthians 12:9


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