The Pearl

Last year, my church, Bridgeway Christian Church, focused on a series of sermons that included the Parables of the Kingdom of Heaven. Our artist group was asked to illustrate during the series and last October, I was blessed to pick Matthew 13:44-46. With everything that has been going on this year, I didn’t finish up the final steps until this week and it now is hanging up in my Livingroom.

Matthew 13:44-46 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure

44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

The Parable of the Pearl of Great Value

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

“The Pearl”, October 2019, Raw edge fusible applique stretched on canvas, 48″ x 36″

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