Racing the Fence Abstract Horse Painting, The Painted Ponies 2011 by Texas Equine Artist Laurie Pace, Salvation

Racing the Fence
30 x 40 inches  Oil on Canvas

Abstract Horse Painting with my latest approach to the canvas.
I revisited this piece and finished it up.  I will sell it to you from me, or it will be
at one of my galleries in the next six weeks.

  ©Laurie Pace   Graphics One Design 1998-2011
Contact me: Laurie 


1.the act of saving or protecting from harm, risk, loss, destruction, etc.
2.the state of being saved or protected from harm, risk, etc.
3.a source, cause, or means of being saved or protected from harm, risk, etc.
4.Theology . deliverance from the power and penalty of sin; redemption.

When I saw the bible verse this morning I was thinking protection and safety with 'rock and refuge'.  Then I googled the true definition of salvation and saw it was the act of saving or protecting ...which to me is to keep safe; not allowing harm to come. 

This struck me in two different ways. The first and most natural was the easy to see, that God is our salvation. He will protect us and save us and keep us in His care.  Acceptable.  WONDERFUL!!!!

Then deeper my brain spiraled to another layer of protecting from harm and risk.
There are experiences and happenings in each of our lives that we push back in the recesses of the mind to "protect us" from the harm or destruction of the memory.   By not facing it we believe that we are protecting ourselves. By not dealing with it we skate away from reality and try to bury it.

These experiences begin to resurface at times we do not want to remember them. They begin to affect our lives in a negative way. Could be they bring on unwanted behaviors. They are surfacing because we never dealt with them.  We have not allowed ownership of these wrongful things to anyone, including God. 

If He is to be your salvation and protector, He has to know the score.  Well, that was silly. Of course He knows, He knows everything. Now it is time for you to know and realize you cannot hide these things from the Father.  You are running from facing them yourself. He will give you the strength to face the things you have been running from. He is your Salvation. He is your Hope. He is Love. He is Joy. 

Celebrate Life.


SHERI C said…
This is a wonderful post. So many of us have been hurt too many times by all the people we have placed trust in. To be able to bring that disappointment to the Lord and be finally released from it's painful hold, would be so liberating. A nice reminder today. Thank you Laurie.