Art & Scripture painting #21: Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the human heart;
yet no one can fathom what
God has done from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11

Flowers are an ephemeral burst of life, colour and beauty. I love painting them, somehow it’s my vain effort to capture their delicate majesty for a little longer. Weeks ago, when I had planned to publish this painting along with this verse during my surgery recovery I had no idea that I was going to lose a dear friend to a long battle against cancer. She shaped my Christian life in ways that she probably never knew. For me, she’s gone too soon. For God, who has a time for everything, she was made beautiful in her time and fulfilled her purpose here gracefully and faithfully. Her legacy remains and I will always remember her as one of the most beautiful and exuberant flowers I’ve ever seen.

P.S.: Thank you for your prayers and messages of support! I’ve been recovering well and I can’t wait to get painting again.

Have a wonderful week.

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