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Connecting With God

Back in March 2020, literally a week before the nation shut down due to COVID19, I did one more Worship night with my home church Bridgeway Christian Church. We were working through a series called “The Year of Connecting with God” and in that time frame of lessons, we were focused on Connecting with God. I wanted to illustrate something powerful, something visually tangible. And so, the results are below.

“Connecting With God”, March 2020

The Pearl

Last year, my church, Bridgeway Christian Church, focused on a series of sermons that included the Parables of the Kingdom of Heaven. Our artist group was asked to illustrate during the series and last October, I was blessed to pick Matthew 13:44-46. With everything that has been going on this year, I didn’t finish up the final steps until this week and it now is hanging up in my Livingroom.

Matthew 13:44-46 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure

44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

The Parable of the Pearl of Great Value

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

“The Pearl”, October 2019, Raw edge fusible applique stretched on canvas, 48″ x 36″

Take My Hand

I am happy to report that Take My Hand was sold!

Take My Hand (2016)

When I create art, I don’t look to explain the art or image. I leave that to you the viewer. But I ask you if your heart is heavy if you feel as though your drifting underwater (even if it’s just for a day) look up “Oh, ye of little faith.” (Matthew 14:31) There in the murkiness of life is Jesus above you with his outstretched hand, but it’s up to you to grasp hold.

Commercial cotton batiks and hand-dyed fabrics; fused raw edge appliqué on canvas.

36in. x 48in.

Emily Easley

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