6 x 6 Watercolor on Aquaboard
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© Laurie Justus Pace Graphics One Design 2010
The Painting: Just a free watercolor I have worked on a few days and finished it last night to post. It was a long day yesterday as we are still trying to get a grip on things here.
The Thought: I was in Matthew reading this morning, in the 20th chapter. Jesus was talking about a ransom being paid to release a slave from bondage. Jesus had already told his disciples that he must die, but it is here in this chapter that he tells them why he must die. It is to redeem all people from the bondage of sin and death. I asked a local Pastor about that again last weekend as I wonder about why he had to die such a gruesome cruel death...and we discussed it. Little did I know my own close friend would do this as well. Jesus told his followers that only his death would save them. Perhaps it is to be that the cruel death of my friend will result in this young man finding the Lord...finding his way from the bondage of sin; to redeem his life and follow God. It is in Isaiah that I cling to the words,
"The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart;
devout men are taken away and no one understands that the righteous are
taken away to be spared from evil.
Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death." Isaiah 57:1-2
My friend served God every single adult day of her life on this earth. She would give anything she had to help others. Her life was dedicated in giving where no one else would give. I will pray her death is not in vain as our family gathers in prayer for the tortured soul of the 17 year old boy that took her life in what appears to be a needless death.
"just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:28