Completed in July 2019, 'The Word' oil painting was inspired by Matthew 12:22-37. Jesus spoke The Word and healed a blind and mute man. All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?" But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.” Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you."
The design work shown in this painting is of a blind man being healed and the infirmity in his body is leaving, represented as the blue and green shapes, and Christ is represented as the "Son" speaking forth The Word for all man-kind to see.
Media Options (Paper, Canvas, Wood Panel)