Friday, June 20, 2014

Paint Party Friday: The Best Love!

 "Our Father who art in heaven..."

Matthew 6:7-15



In the Old Testament God is called
Father a mere 15 times.
In the new Testament, 
in the 4 Gospels alone,
He is called Father 170 times!

"Abba", the word used in the prayer
Jesus taught His disciples to pray,
translates to "daddy" showing
God wants an intimate relationship
with you and me.
But verse 15 has a "caveat emptor"
in case we think this is a free pass!
We have to forgive others their sins,
and not only their sins against us,
but also what we think they
should have done but didn't!


 Every day little hurts can pile up.

Words that should or 
should not have been said.
Actions. Gestures. Facial expressions.
Gifts or no gifts. 



I remember when my mom said 
something that hurt me.
She came to my house 
to ask my forgiveness.
We talked and talked until
we forgave each other.
We are all sons and daughters
of a loving Father who wants
the best for us.
And the best love is 
the love that forgives.

"Where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also!"
Matthew 6:21

Where is our treasure?
What occupies most of our time?
Our energy? What do our eyes focus on?
Although most people, like me,
would say we are Christians,
would Jesus confirm it?
Would he say,
"Yes, you are my follower! 
You are my disciple!"

Or would Jesus say instead,
"I never knew you!"
Matthew 7:22


 It doesn't matter if we say
we know President Aquino 
(the Philippine President) 
until we are blue in the face.
We can't get into Malacañang Palace!
What matters is 
if President Aquino says,
"I know you! Come in! Welcome!"

We'll get into heaven if Jesus says,
"Well done, good and faithful servant.
You are my disciple.
You value the same things I value.
Your treasure is here, in heaven,
where you stored it!"



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Thank you for dropping by!
You are appreciated!

Patsy

11 comments:

  1. I really like how you've done these illustrations Patsy with the different colors of the background coming through the figures.

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  2. Just beautiful..
    Happy PPF
    Sandy :)

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  3. Beautiful illustrations of some powerful scriptures, Patsy. Your words also illustrate in a most meaningful way. Thank you for showing your beautiful paintings each week.

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  4. Really just stunning! Following by e-mail. I'll be back!

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  5. Beautiful work!

    I wish you a happy Paint Party Friday!

    Smiles, Saskia :)

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  6. I'm popping over from In the Studio. What beautiful and unique pictures! Thank you for sharing your art with us.

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  7. lovely... that top image could be my Phantom... looks very much like her... great inspiring post as always...xx

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  8. Both of these paintings are gorgeous. Love the faces, the layers and of course, the scripture.

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  9. Beautiful words and so true! Love your paintings, too. :)

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  10. Patsy, I didn't realize how many times "Father" was in the New Testament. 170!

    Beautiful art work!

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  11. Your pictures are really beautiful. You are blessed.

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy