I finally finished the special mixed media art piece I was creating for my daughter's dorm room. My original plan was to complete this piece before my thyroid surgery, but never did. But now, I'm pleased to say, Yea! it's complete! I wanted this painting to go over her bed, so I used a rather large canvas, 14" x 28".
Since Sarah's passion is running, I Incorporated a photograph I took of her when she ran one of her marathon's. You can read more about my daughter here.
I hand wrote lots of Scripture and prayers for the background. My hubby wrote a letter to Sarah and an acronym for her name which I also included.
One of the verses I used is from Hebrews 12:1-2...
Therefore, since we are surrounded
by such a great cloud of witnesses,
let us throw off everything that hinders
and the sin that so easily entangles.
And let us run with perseverance
the race marked out for us,
fixing our eyes on Jesus,
the author and perfecter of our faith.
I love how Webster's defines perseverance,...
"in Calvinistic theology, the doctrine that those who are elected to eternal life, justified, adopted, and sanctified, will never permanently lapse from grace or be finally lost: in full, perseverance of the saints." AMEN!!
Sarah's personality is of one who perseveres...actually, amazingly so! My prayer and desire is, in the race of her Christian life, through even the hardest of times, she will fix her eyes on Jesus, everyday, beholding the glory of God.
I pray Sarah will run the ultimate race, the race of her life, not for competition, but with as much commitment, discipline, dedication, great energy, and excellence as she does in her races, marathons, daily conditioning and training...for the ultimate and glorious crown of joy and triumph!
Now I want to make one of these for each of my children.
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