Out Of The Ashes
Isaiah 61: 3... to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
Out Of The Ashes
The original painting is
16 x 20 Acrylic
on stretched canvas
© Nancy Cupp. All rights reserved.
This painting was painted during worship service at my home church, where I had been painting for about four years. We sure can get ourselves into trouble, can’t we? Even when all hope seems gone, Jesus is there to rescue anyone who repents and calls upon His name. Even seconds from dying, if we call upon Jesus, He will save us from the pits of Hell. Many souls have been rescued from hell, just moments before death. I remember the story of the two thieves who were crucified at the same time as Jesus. One mocked Jesus, and the other defended him.
Luke 23: 39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. 40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.