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©+Laurie Pace Graphics One Design 2019
Five Return 12 x 12 x 1.5 Oil on Birch
Painted Pony Pulls on beautiful birch.
I felt a bit wild as I started this painting this morning. The Painted Pony Pull was in me this morning! I never truly know where it goes or how many horses will appear and I found five on the surface immediately.
Last night Terry and I continued our study in Mark, but the lesson actually jumped to Luke and the birth of Jesus. Tears rolled and my heart sang as I read aloud Luke's version of the birth of Christ. Mark starts his Gospel with Jesus' baptism, not with his birth. I think the study wanted us to pull in 'his birth'. It is believed that Mark's gospel was written before the others and he was moved by God to fill it with Jesus' work of miracles, healings and more. Talk about a power packed book, it truly is. It is filled with all those parables we grew up with. Mark was not a disciple and it is believed he was right there with them and witnessed most of it himself.
Mark 4:1-20 The Parable of the Sower was told to a crowd that gather by the seaside where Jesus was. He told the crowds and his disciple how the farmer took seed and threw it out on different areas with different soils. The first ground was hard and seed could not root. The second ground was stony and the seed could not sprout or grow roots. The third area was thorny and the seed was blocked out by the thorny bushes. The fourth ground was good soil and the seeds went deep into the richness and grew strong and produced fruit.
What is your heart?
Is it a hardened heart to the Word of God?
Is it the shallow heart that hears the word but does not let it into your life?
Is it the cluttered heart that hears the word but avoids it by all the other 'stuff' in our life as you are overcommitted?
Is it the good heart that hears, obeys and serves the Word of God?
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.
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