Leaning on the Promises

In this piece, the woman represents the ‘every person.’  She is reclining beneath a mysterious landscape and a range of mountains. 

"Leaning on the Promises" mixed media 24x48 ©Sara Drescher

"Leaning on the Promises" mixed media 24x48 ©Sara Drescher

Her position represents how the weight of the concerns of this world can force us down.  However, the woman is in a restful state, relaxed.  She is resting on the cosmos which represents the heavens, or the spiritual realm.  “Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest [relief, ease and refreshment] for your souls.” Matthew 11:29

Birds are flying across the space.  They are outlined in gold which represents God’s view of us as precious.  Some are green which represents life and renewal, and one bird is white, representing the Holy Spirit.  “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings as eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31

This piece is part of a private collection.