Thursday, June 18 2020
Do Black Lives Matter to God?
Yes, for the Word of the Lord says, "God is no respecter of persons, but all are equal in His eyes." (Romans 2:11)
The word Eve, the first woman, wife of Adam, means, "Mother of all Living", so sorry to disappoint anyone who thinks they are from outer space but every one human being has come from the one woman, Eve.
Many have tried to change our history, but it remains because it is so. God is called, I AM, indicating He is our forever God.
Who do we look like? Not monkeys, or giraffes, or crocodiles, no! We all look like - God!
In a study I remember learning that we are made in the "Image" of God. This word is the same as the imprint on a coin (where royalty are stamped). We know who they are immediately by their imprint shape. That is the same word as we have in Genesis. We are an Imprint of God.
For those who hate deferring from the Scriptures, go and have a coffee or drink now.
I thought about how could God make us from Himself? Then I remembered his son, Jesus. He was a human being, a baby, a boy and a man. As a man he was probably a bit like all our famous footballers, tall dark and handsome! (girls dream on). Now for the imagination part. Jesus lies down face first in the red dirt (Adam is from 'red') and we can all imagine the Pilbarra region now. Red dirt, not black or white, but rosy red. If you lie down in the right surfaces you can make an imprint. Remember how easy it is in sand?
Please do not be offended by the portrait of an unknown Aboriginal man in my Blog.
No bad intentions are meant in any way if this man reminds you of someone you know. I show no disrespect to coloured people and ask that you forgive any indiscretion you think you may find here. I respect the original folk who lived in this land before others arrived. God bless you all.
Remember, I have an Irish heritage and being a portrait painter has been part of my life since age 3 or 4 when I drew girls in fine dresses. It is simply my artistic expression. I love bringing an image to life in my art and in books, so it gives me immense enjoyment. When I created this picture I loved every moment and learned a lot about skin colour, people's expressions and the difficult in bringing an image to life. I fell in love with this painting and will always treasure it.