is a very unique piece featuring a depiction of the ground that is thickly layered with paint to achieve a rough, jagged texture. Hollowed out of the textured ground is the well, which ends with the swirling surface of the water. The clouds mount up thicker and thicker as they get darker. It is painted with acrylics on a gallery-wrapped canvas measuring 24” x 36” x 1” and is hung vertically.
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John 4: The Well is inspired from the book of John, chapter four, in the Bible. This chapter tells an amazing story of how Jesus asks a woman for a drink at a well, and through asking her, teaches her who He really is.
Jesus tells the woman, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”
It is clear from her response that the woman really had no idea what Jesus was talking about, as she interpreted Jesus’ statement as an offer of convenience and a pass on monotonous hard work, and was therefore eager to take Him up on it. But of course, Jesus does not leave her with that misguided thought.
As they continue talking, Jesus reveals His true identity, which is worth so much more than a sip of water. The woman said to Him, “I know that the Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ). When He comes, He will tell us all things.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.’”
Could there be a statement of any more simplicity and significance than this? How merciful God is to us, even when we do not understand and want Him for all the wrong reasons! With the loving patience of drawing up a heavy bucket from a deep well, He continues to pull us along to show us who He is, and to prove that if we would just believe in Him, believe that Jesus took the punishment we deserve, and turn from our sins, then we will be saved. The light shining down from heaven and the light shining up from the well provide this picture of how Jesus described drinking of Him, the Living Water, to receive eternal life. This painting will remind you every day of the gift of your salvation.
|Dimensions||36 × 24 × 1.5 in|