Thursday, November 3, 2016

Raven-ous

Raven-ous
Someone who I care about is having a tough time financially. He has several part-time jobs, but can barely make ends meet. Sometimes, he runs out of groceries and gas money. We help with his needs, when possible, and he is looking for a better, maybe full-time job. Still, each time he is in a tough spot, GOD provides for him. 

$150.00, $10.00 S & H
11" x 14" acrylic on deep gallery wrapped canvas 

palette knife painting


It reminded me of the Biblical passage where GOD used ravens to feed his servant. Wanting to paint this raven on a bare branch, I did some research on them, and I also checked what other sections of Scripture had to say about these birds. There are some passages that are of a more disturbing nature, but there are a bunch of places where provision is the main point. I just think that is so cool! 

1 Kings 17:1-7 (English Standard Version)
Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” 2 And the word of the Lord came to him: 3 “Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. 4 You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” 5 So he went and did according to the word of the Lord. He went and lived by the brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan. 6 And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. 7 And after a while the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.

Luke 12:24 (English Standard Version)
Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. 
Of how much more value are you than the birds!

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