I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The Great Exchange
This is a current journal age I wanted to share. As with all things I make, it represents an accumulation of several ideas from classes I have taken, other mixed media art I have seen on Pinterest, and my current reflection on scripture. I started sketching this woman/girl with the thought that inside every woman resides the heart of a girl...for better or worse. I read a really sad blog post this morning about an incest survivor...but what was more sad were the responses that were well meaning but so man centered that there is no real hope in that kind of empathy. I know very well what it is like to have a battered and bruised heart...and I also know the great sin that emitted from it. No matter if you heart was well tended or cruelly taken advantage of, it is still in need of fixing. By our very nature, we ALL need a heart transplant and cannot rely on the nature we were born with...but the good news is that we don't have to! There has been a great exchange made on our behalf...when we respond to the gospel and put our trust in Christ alone. That makes my heart leap for joy each and every time I consider it...this truth transcends all the sorrows and trials that come each and every day from living in a world so marred by sin. It enables me to forgive as I have been forgiven and marvel at the amazing love of God the father who has put His righteous anger on Christ on my behalf. RC Sproul has a short and beautiful narration of this if you'd like to take a listen...here .