Jonah

Trisha Raymond's avatar Trisha Raymond Vote Code: 65037

I’ve long been fascinated with the biblical story of Jonah, a rebellious and prideful prophet who threw himself overboard in a storm and was swallowed by a great fish, rescued in a marvelous manner, and returned to do God's will. This story is one of the sovereignty of the Lord, his grace, and his mercy. God is so determined to perfect His good work in us that He will continue to do so with whatever it takes, regardless of our obedience or disobedience. And, I found in my own life that when I go in the ways that He leads me there is true and lasting joy. So this is Jonah—a very great comfort to all who fall flat at times when it comes to obedience. Jonah’s bitterness and anger at the story's end is also a reminder to those who are prideful or those who are at times guilty of a superior or narrow-minded attitude towards others. Many around us are in darkness, and but for the grace of God, so would we be. For our physical bodies and the stuff of this world are but dust in the wind-here today and gone tomorrow- but He is everlasting.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inches
  • Medium: Acrylic, ink and paper on canvas
  • Width: 56 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 22 inches