More than torn paper or paint, these art pieces reflect much study and insight. The initial impact of color, joy and freedom draw attention as closer interaction unfolds their stories.
While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was eating dinner. His indignant disciples complained of the waste. But Jesus said, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.” Jesus so valued what Mary of Bethany had done, whenever his good news would be preached from then on it would include her thankful act.
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse.There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. Revelation 22:1-5
When Jesus said “knock and the door will be opened,” he didn’t mean a tentative, “little girl tap,” but the Greek word translated as “knock,” means to knock hard. The verb tense, I’m told, means to keep on knocking--depicted in the collage painting by repeated sets of doors. We are to pray hard and keep on praying until our prayers get results. (Matthew 7:7,8)