Friday, August 10, 2018

Picture of A Sister's Love -Paint Party Friday

This is a piece of art I created years ago.  I don't have time to scan, copyright and post something new this morning--there's a lot going on this weekend--so I'm re-posting this sweet picture of a sister's love.

I have always loved the story of Miriam. She was an Israelite who long ago, was enslaved with her family, in the land of Egypt. The Pharaoh at that time became afraid of the Israelites because they had grown so strong and numerous. He ordered the midwives to destroy every newborn baby boy. When the midwives refused to do so, soldiers were sent. It must have been a terrible, frightening time.

Thus Miriam's baby brother was hidden for three months. When they could no longer hide the little fellow, his mother came up with a novel idea. And so the tiny baby floated upon the waters of the Great Nile River in a papyrus basket coated with tar and pitch. His sister followed at a distance, hidden in the thick reeds.

Miraculously the Pharoh's daughter was walking along the river's bank seeking a place to bathe. She saw the basket and sent one of her servants to get it. When she opened it, little Moses was crying, and this touched the Royal lady's heart.

Then Miriam bravely stepped from the reeds saying, "Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?" So the Pharaoh's daughter paid Moses' mother to be his nurse. The royal lady loved the boy and adopted him as her own son. Moses grew up to be a great man, who saved his people from terrible cruelty and slavery.

His little sister's gentle love, bravery and loyalty are an example to us all.

Happy Paint Party Friday dear Friends!  Have a beautiful day and thank you for dropping by--your visits bring joy and encouragement to my heart.



13 comments:

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I love this story too and this piece is beautiful. As always, I love your colors.

June said...

This is really beautiful. The story and the artwork
Hugs June x

Clytie said...

Most of the time Miriam's part of the story gets overshadowed by the grandness that followed. Thank you for reminding us of a sister's love. Artwork is spectacular, by the way!

Catherine said...

What a beautiful drawing, Beth! Such vibrant, yet peaceful, colors. And wonderful to again hear the story of Miriam - a reminder of how brave love can change lives.

BrownPaperBunny said...

I do love that story, and your picture too, nicely done. Happy PPF!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful story and illustration. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Misty said...

What a gorgeous painting!!

sirkkis said...

A great story and lovely painting.
Happy PPF ♥

Christine said...

Lovely piece and story!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

The painting is so very lovely. How sweet the story is as well.

Nicole DVArtist said...

I too love this story. Your art is so touching and perfectly done. I knew before ready your post who this was. Have a good weekend.

gillena cox said...

From the moment i saw it
I knew it was a painting of Moses.
Great capture. Thanks fof this weeks art

Much💛💐love

Susan said...

It is easier to paint when you have a story to tell. Beautiful! Happy PPF