New Print! + Story Behind The Art
What does God do with deep, heart pain?
"He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken." Isaiah 25:8
THE STORY BEHIND THE ART
As I was nearing the 2 year anniversary of the birth and loss of my son, I was struggling to see how God cares and meets my needs. I was grieving hard and deeply and believed the only way I could be relieved from my pain is to see my son alive again. God put this verse about the redeemed earth before my eyes, and four things stood out to me.
1. Death will be swallowed up. It will be conquered in such a complete way that there will be no sign or impression left from it. No need to even remember it.
2. Tears will be wiped away by the Lord GOD himself. God cares deeply about our pain and will personally intervene to take care of us, our sorrows, and our tears. He describes himself as the Man of Sorrows who's very familiar with grief (Isaiah 53:3). He is near and will be nearer.
3. The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth. In my grief I have sinned greatly against God and others with anger, cursing, blaming, and more. But my guilt, shame, and reproach is forgiven because of Jesus and will be so completely taken away that it will no longer be remembered in all the earth. What freedom and relief!
4. Simply because the LORD has spoken. God says these things will happen and he uses his covenant name "Yahweh". Because I AM has spoken. God's Word is powerful. It is life!
These things had such an impact on my heart, I knew I needed these on my wall so I could see them and remember them constantly during this season of my life. I pray it is an encouragement and blessing to you as well. ❤︎
Thankful for you all!
All for Christ, Kathy