Thursday, January 7, 2010


This one's a birthday gift for a friend. I really don't prefer to take
this particular Scripture out of context, because what it's saying
is the result of what comes before it:

Remove the heavy yoke of oppression.
Stop pointing your finger and spreading vicious rumors!
Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble.
Then your light will shine out from the darkness,
and the darkness around you will be bright as noon.
The Lord will guide you continually,
giving you water when you are dry
and restoring your strength.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like an ever-flowing spring.
Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities.
Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls
and a restorer of homes.
(Isaiah 58:9-12)

I just love this whole picture of the restoration of a society.
Anyway, the idea I wanted to communicate in this little painting was
about how this friend has a home and a family and other people
she tends to -- her little garden. So there it is.
Oh - and you may have noticed that this was inspired by
this journal entry from last week.

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