Respect, Preparation and Grace

Since I’m catching up to upload over a week of art peices for my Advent challenge, I will be doing block posts, having a few days in one.

December 12th.

(I’m slowly catching up on uploading my advent peices.)
The readings were: Isaiah 12:2-6, Amos 9:8-15, Luke 1:57-66

hymn-blueomni-savinggrace

I wanted to more literature again, so from thee texts I created a hymn.
The style of verse I chose was 8.6.8.6. With an abcb rhyme.
Verse 1 is a response to the reading Luke 1:57-66, verse 2 is Isaiah 12:2-6 and verse 3 is in response to Amos 9:8-15

December 13th
The Third Sunday of Advent

Readings were: Zephaniah 3:15-20, Isaiah 12:2-6, Philippians 4:4-7, Luke 3:7-18
A big uniting theme between these texts is preparing for God, which from this I focussed on the coming of Christ. Suitable for both old and new covenants.

haiku-thelordisnear

Again I chose literature  for this peice. The poetry is in the form of a haiku (5, 7, 5). The title comes straight from Phil 4:5. Photography is mine.

December 14th

Readings are! Isaiah 11:1-9, Numbers 16:1-19, Hebrews 13:7-17

Much respect an honoring your spiritual leaders is taught in today’s readings. To put your preists’ wishes before your own greed and “remember those spoke to you the word of God… imitate their faith” (Hebrews 13).

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However the art comes from the next part of the passage in Numbers 16, from v.25-35 because this shows what happened to those who disobeyed and wanted to rebel and take from Moses and the other current congregation leaders.

Then Moses rose and went to Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him. 26 And he spoke to the congregation, saying, “Depart, please, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be swept away with all their sins.” 27 So they got away from the dwelling of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. And Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the door of their tents, together with their wives, their sons, and their little ones. 28 And Moses said, “Hereby you shall know that the Lord has sent me to do all these works, and that it has not been of my own accord. 29 If these men die as all men die, or if they are visited by the fate of all mankind, then the Lord has not sent me. 30 But if the Lord creates something new, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into Sheol, then you shall know that these men have despised the Lord.”

31 And as soon as he had finished speaking all these words, the ground under them split apart. 32 And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the people who belonged to Korah and all their goods. 33 So they and all that belonged to them went down alive into Sheol, and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly. 34 And all Israel who were around them fled at their cry, for they said, “Lest the earth swallow us up!” 35 And fire came out from the Lord and consumed the 250 men offering the incense.”

If we act in hate and want to move away from our leaders who are in good faith, we will receive punishment.

Watercolour, A3, 2015

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