Thursday, June 18 2020
Do black lives matter to God?
I believe so! In fact, definitely so. For it is written, "God is no respecter of persons, but everyone is equal in his eyes" (paraphrased)
God is Sovereign and The Word of God (Bible ) says:
In the beginning, God....
Everything physical that is here, earth, sea, clouds, sun, moon, sky, planets, plants, animals, and finally
Every one of us human beings came from one woman, wow! Eve means in Hebrew, Mother of all living.
So, whether you are some colour of skin that you think does not rate, remember you are related to everyone on earth and gone before and coming after us.
The above portrait was my first portrait, done in oils at art classes in Canberra where I was most productive. I did look at a picture in a brochure to get the image correct, but never transferred anything. I looked, made a sketch and then tried to get the colour schemes correct. It is simply a work of art and imagination. It took over 6 months to finish.
Why this picture? Well, as I painted I had to mix lots of tubes of oil colour and I could not believe which colours I used, white, red, yellow ochre, green, orange, brown, blue (cobalt), that made the skin colour appear the way I wanted it.
In the beginning God made only one person, Adam (Adom means red) and in His image. The term used is the same as an imprint on a coin, like the queen of England on our coins (we still have them). We are an imprint of who? Well, we know Jesus came and lived here. He was also in Heaven with his Father before he became a human being (John 17:5)
I believe it is possible that Jesus' laid his image in the sand and made Adam from that same image. (Like footprints in the sand, it can be done) Jesus was the first sand carver!
You are precious to God, like a diamond and so shall we all be who love Jesus, like a diamond in the sky, shining brightly for all eternity. Look to Jesus, the author and finisher or our faith, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end (and everything in between). This pandemic will end, but we will not. We are eternal (with a nice new body) and so is Heaven. Be there! Call on your maker today, Jesus Christ, son of Mary and Joseph (who should have been King of Judah) and all other persons who love Jesus from Abel (A shepherd like Jesus) killed by his brother Cain, the first child on earth - who became a murderer!
Be of good cheer, Jesus will return one day soon. I am working on a possible date, despite the fact that we "know not the day not the hour", but it is getting closer.
God bless you.
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.