From Every Tribe

by sandihester

And they sang a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because You were slain, and with Your blood You purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.”  Revelation 5:9

This painting definitely flowed from the Spirit – He inspired me – and I’m convinced He painted it.  This one seemed to just run off my paint brush onto the paper.  I’ll tell you a little bit of where the inspiration started.  We have some friends who are missionaries in Africa – way out in the bush – and they post pictures on their blog and send us pictures by e-mail periodically.  I am constantly amazed by the pictures they send us – especially during the rainy season in Africa.  The grasses there during that season are amazing – they are neon green and very tall.  Recently I got a picture from them that made my mouth drop, my spirit soar, and left me running for my paints.  I knew immediately which scripture to put with the painting (the above scripture).  Below the painting is the picture that inspired me and I have also posted the progress of this painting.  For some reason I decided to take pictures as I painted and I thought I would share those with you. 

What a joy it’s going to be to stand around the throne of Christ one day with EVERY tribe, language, people, and nation and praise His holy Name for His costly purchase of men.  If you do not have a love for the nations or don’t understand God’s love for the nations I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and go on a mission trip.  You will never be the same and you will never see your God the same.  He, and those He loves, will be forever written upon your heart.

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