Saturday, June 2, 2012

Deborah, The Prophetess - Pink Saturday

This is Deborah, Prophetess and Judge of Israel in the time of the Judges.  Her story can be found in the Bible in Judges Four.  It is a dramatic story--Barak, Son of Thunder, commander of Israeli forces is about to lead their armies against the invading armies of King Sisera.  Through Deborah, God promised the commander that He would give Israel victory over the enemy.

However, Barak, Son of Thunder told Deborah he would only fight, if Deborah led the army with him; but if she would not, then he would not fight.  Deborah agreed to do so, but that if she did, he would not receive honor for the victory -- the enemy would be defeated by a woman.  And so it was--all she had  prophesied came to pass.

I was deeply touched by what my friend Shannon wrote.  She writes,  I see a young woman unsure of her capabilities, yet determined to face any fears down. Her sword is still sheathed, so she is wanting peace. But she is steadfastly standing at a "keyhole" opening to protect the things she treasures and to maintain the integrity of her "garden of peace." Her faith is strong, yet she questions herself.

This drawing practically drew itself.  Shannon put into words what I felt as I put pen and pencils to paper.

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1 comment:

Megan Coyle said...

Great detail - and I love the frame of leaves.