Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Arts! "Rooted"

This is a small, mixed media canvas I did after a women's small group. We were discussing the joy of being transformed from the inside out through love.

I decided to put the fruit on the bottom to symbolize that a strong root system established in love will always blossom but it may take a while to see it on the outside. The important thing is that the roots are growing deep.

Ephesians 3:17-20 (Amplified Bible)

17May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love,

18That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it];

19[That you may really come] to know [practically,through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!

20Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]--


Anonymous said...

Yes, you are well rooted... Have a great birthday tomorrow. Last night was a blast! XXOO
The Old Folks Home

Tattoos and High Heels said...

We must have accidently missed this post, love it! :) Beautiful artwork!