Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My God, The Masterpiece Painter

Head of a young woman, c. 17th century by an unknown Dutch artist-slashed from a larger canvas.

Psalm 147:3
English Standard Version (ESV)
3 He heals the brokenhearted
    and binds up their wounds.
Isaiah 53:5
King James Version (KJV)
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

It's a little sad that this beautiful young girl's painting was so damaged, but it also seems that someone thought her worth keeping.  Our scars are our proof of life, we've been hurt and we have healed, much like Jesus, who redeemed us at the cross.  His scars have made us whole; and we find our identity in Him.  In this life we may not be remembered beyond our great-grandchildren's memories, but we have a God who will remember us for eternity.  We are, after all, masterpieces cut from a larger canvas, and our artist is not unknown.  
JesusPainter "By His Wounds" Glory Revealed

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