Mixed water-based media. Arches watercolor mounted on panel. 16 x 24"
Passing from Death to Life
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Painting for Tea. Pietro and Michela Lucchetti Collection.
Mixed-media on arches watercolor mounted to panel. 13 x 20"
A Painting for Nives - Pietro and Michela Lucchetti collection.
Whether floating elegantly to the ground, or playing their part in a raging winter tempest, snowflakes maintain their unique integrity while fulfilling the will of their creator. They are an unassuming source of beauty brought forth in the desert of winter, and collectively they are entrusted with providing the life-sustaining moisture that will yield a bountiful spring. Certain snowflakes will become part of a mountainous drift; others will be planted singularly onto frozen window panes for the fascination of little eyes. Whatever their destiny we are assured that each and every one is accounted for.
Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-30
In our fallen state we often struggle to realize our true worth and created purpose. Yet, there are those of us, by an unbounded measure of grace, who have our vision of the truth restored, and the winter of our hearts slowly begins to thaw.
Some are enlightened by loved ones, others by a perfect stranger. Many are they who are shaken by tragedy, still others by the monotony and unfulfillment of excess. There are countless ways for the heart to be awaken, and every child of God will be lead to a moment where they must make a decision whether to accept the grace of our savior. Once a life has been dedicated unto its creator, the journey toward eternal life may begin.
The Good shepherd knows his flock, and he left his sheepfold specifically for the purpose of guiding them home. Frozen into a moment of time, he knows just where to find us, and why our crystalline structure has been laid just so. He works in us to transform us, so that we may fulfill our role in the arrival of the greatest spring the universe has ever known.