An impromptu week of study & meditating on Ephesians 1 has me thinking of how many say they believe the Bible but they really don’t. I should rephrase and say how I say I believe but often think many areas are for others not me – BUT I don’t want to stay there.
As I was processing more, I felt led to create this painting.
The process of encaustics is working with wax. High heat is needed first to melt the wax and then to fuse the layers. A spash of color, some scraping, a few words, more heat, cool down and harden. Then….more heat. Just when you think you are done… another layer goes on or is scraped off. Even the process speaks loudly to life’s journey.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will — to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.
Have you been lavished on?
Are you holding up the adoption?
Many of these other words are discussed by great theologians but do they really believe and receive them?
The message of an art piece never stops….so it is with the Bible.