This is the first in a series I am painting in primarily red, white and blue. As I am thinking about where America is at, I am choosing the foundation, the underpainting, in these colors. Then I added the flesh tones, uniquenesses in each person, the highlights in yellow bring warmth and a glow like the presence of God.
The scripture says to "Stand firm against all the strategies of the devil,(6:11) stand your ground (6:14), after the battle you will be standing firm.(6:13)"
As I prayed about what this LOOKS like I thought about my high school career. After the national "see you at the pole" prayer event was over, I organized a group of peers from church to pray more often. Every Wednesday we came to school early to circle the flagpole and pray for our school and our nation. Somedays, it was just me. But I felt like I was doing battle, praying against the devil, and standing firm, out there quietly interceeding in front of the classmates walking by.
After all of our armor is in place, Ephesians finishes with ,"Pray in the Spirit at all times." There is power in praying together. I believe prayer, and our connection to God in communication and intercession is where the battle is won.
This painting is a prayer, a hope and a vision of our youth, something that seems like a miracle only God can do right now. It is a picture of students at school, holding hands in prayer, without masks, without fear, acrossed gender and racial lines, peacefully uniting in prayer for their nation. This is what standing in hope and freedom and healing looks like. This is what we are called to do together as the body of Christ, to not be afraid to Stand and seek the Lord together.
This is an original 11x14" Acrylic painting on Paper. It is for sale on my website dkingsdesign.weebly.com for $150
Deborah King is a graphic designer and artist who does logos, and commissioned paintings, murals and portraits. She also leads painting parties which focus on creatively exploring scripture.
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