“The Deliberate Path” is about being in the world but not of the world. “They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.” John 17:16
The woman is surrounded by the beauty of an earthly sunrise, a beginning. “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning;” Lamentations 3:22-23a
The sky is full of stars that will disappear with the coming dawn.
Her shirt is red to represent that she is covered by the blood of Christ. “But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7 Her body is a vessel for her spirit.
She and the earth are surrounded by ’the heavens.’ Bright points of light in the darkness, infinite possibilities and the unknown. Although she is surrounded by the earth, her head is overlapping into the heavens to show a deliberate direction to strive toward the spiritual life.
This original painting is available. $3400