Art Parable: Child of Light Rising-Child of Light Risen

Child of Light Rising
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
John 11:21-26
Water-man series

Child of Light Risen
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
John 11:21-26
Water-man series 

As I started this particular Art Parable last year I felt the need to stop working on it. Every time I would approach it to begin researching the scriptures for it and painting I would feel a disconnect.  After prayer I realized that my timing was off and there was something more that God wanted to show me. During this period of time my brother-in-law died unexpectedly and this Art Parable laid on my desk waiting.  The loss of anyone not just a loved one leaves humans with so many questions.
My family found comfort in God's word. I pray that you too will find comfort in God's word for any loss you may ever experience.

Word Buoys-Life Preservers and this art parable concept came to me as I was journaling some questions to the Lord and looking for answers in His word early last year.
It was many months before "Child of Light Rising- Child of Light Risen" was completed. The initial prayer started in February 2015 and was journaled and drawn from my prayer and question time with the Lord.
Initial rendition painting started in early July and then a disconnect until after my brother-in-laws death. The time after Mark's death and Thanksgiving was a time of healing for me and my family.
After our daily life began to return to a more normal schedule, I once again returned to this art parable and decided to sit quietly before the Lord and read His word.

Our experiences and time spent with God in fellowship help shape our understanding of where we are and where we are going. Our daily life and gifting in Christ can be a process. Do not struggle in the process, allow Him to show you the bigger picture. The picture that our natural eyes might not perceive.
As I read and glanced over at the beginning rendition of this Art Parable I began to see a different final rendition of this particular Water-man.
I painted the Water-Man's original outline, to only realize he was merely outline.
An outline of what he would eventually be. What all born again children of God will eventually be.


In conclusion..Death is a hard thing to deal with, but death is not a final thing.
In life there is a cycle of growth spiritually as well as physically.
As children of God we move from glory to glory.
The death of our flesh and our resurrection life in Christ is a new beginning.

To die in Christ spiritually is to rise a new creation on earth through His death, burial, and resurrection.
But to die in Christ physically is to live with Him forever more.

In physical death our mortal remains are shed back into the dust.
But those of us who die to our fleshly nature are reborn unto a new reality as born again believers in Christ Jesus

Those in Christ Jesus who experience actual physical death of their natural body are finally released to be evermore with the LORD.
For the redeemed death will not and does not reign.
We are redeemed, we are not without hope.


* I invite you to ask Him into your heart to be your Lord and Savior if you have not. Click here to be taken to a quick prayer to help you get started on an amazing journey.

John 11:21-26  Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection  at the last day.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love: and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

** Click on the Art Parable title to be taken to its website.

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