October 16th, 2018
"Borderlines." I created this photo yesterday/today with the idea of prayers that wrestle with heaven. Sometimes we need an answer from God so badly about something that we "grab hold of heaven" and pray radical prayers. The prophet Isaiah lamented to God,
"...there is no one who calls on Your name,
Who stirs himself up to take hold of You;" Isaiah 64:7
The phrase "stirs himself up" is the Hebrew word meaning, "open the eyes, wake, lift up yourself, raise, stir up."
When we long for encounter with heaven, we can know that it is very close and not difficult to reach. It was said of Jesus, "...they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole." Mark 6:56
Jesus carried heaven everywhere He went, and just touching the border hem of his robe brought healing. Sometimes answers from heaven come easily without even trying, and other times it requires something more from us: a stirring, awakening, and hunger for something new that we choose to pursue with passion.
Here's the video to see the "Behind the Scenes" creation of this image!
5/17/2019 09:36:26 pm
So great to see your step by step. The bird is surely a touch by Jesus for your art. It was no accident. You and He created that piece. The bird was what I noticed first after the hands grasping the garment. For it is by the Spirit we can take hold by faith. Perhaps you know well what miracles take place when you create a work of art for Him and with Him.
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