Sunday, April 1, 2012

Reposting Relentless

In honor of this holy week, I'm reposting my oil pastel and little poem underneath, inspired by the wonderful quote from Bill Crowder. I'm ever grateful for the oh so Good Friday, and the day the stone was rolled away. Happy Easter, everyone.

"Godly love endures beyond life's hurts by pulling us relentlessly toward the never-diminishing care of the Father."
Bill Crowder

oil pastel on canvasette

I'm not eager for your wounds,
But I know they are faithful.
Putting self to death
And my heart full-blown will live again
Like a tulip in the doorway of your house.


SUGAR MOON said...

I love your poem and the painting. Have a great week!!!

amy said...

this is so beautiful jodi. thanks for reposting it. love you.

Leslie said...

this post was worth re-posting!

Rayanne said...

Your pastel and words touched my heart! Have a special holy week, and I agree, GOOD Friday....the day the stone was rolled away, perfect!!
Jodi, your pastel is wonderful!
Love and blessings,

Sara said...

Beautiful, Jodi, the words and the painting both. Yes, I too am so grateful for His relentless love...

Nancy said...

We sang the hymn, "Lift High the Cross," on Sunday, and I'm always struck by the line: "Oh Lord, once lifted on that glorious tree..."

Glorious? I feel the same way about Good Friday--the day of ugliness and violence that was oh, so good in God's crazy, upside-down, paradoxical kingdom.

Love seeing your art. Always. Love. It.

emily wierenga said...

i always feel fed when i visit here.

Janie Fox said...

I love the poem and the painting.
I love your header too. SO cute!!

Connie Smiley said...

" a tulip in the doorway of your house." What wonderful imagery! And, with you, I'm so grateful for God's relentless love.

Deb Colarossi said...

I am grateful you reposted this Jodi.
I always seem to see with new eyes . Thanks be to God indeed.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Very, very beautiful. Have a blessed Holy week and Easter!

Jewels said...

Such beauty here.
His life.
His love.
Through you,
Your words,
Your works,
Your ways.
I love you, {dear J~Bee},
And miss you.
And I'm thinking of you
And praying, each day
"His {moment-by-moment}
Never-diminishing care" xo

So perfect,
Your poem, and painting.
So good of you to share,
Your heart
And the preciousness it holds.

Emily said...

The eyes are so expressive. And I love this, "Like a tulip in the doorway of your house."


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