Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

This painting was first posted on my humble blog on Dec.11,'06 under the title "Praying Soldier".

I have put it up once again in the spirit of Christianity on this day of days.
Please use it as a gentle reminder to look beyond the decorated eggs...marshmallow peeps...and the chocolate bunnies. All of which are fun and a special delight to our children and the child within us.

But the true meaning of this day is the suffering which was willingly endured so that we could all be forgiven. Through His sacrifice and resurrection we are guaranteed eternal life. This perfect life which He promised appeals to the child within us...because we are indeed His children.

Luke 20:36
Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

34 comments:

  1. A very powerful painting and thought provoking post.
    Happy Easter to all.

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  2. Happy Easter, Dean. A beautiful painting. A beautiful reminder. Liz

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  3. Beautiful and powerful painting.
    Happy Easter Dean.

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  4. well done and appropriate
    God bless

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  5. Just beautiful....... all of it . Blessings to you, your family and your willingness to let go and be Puti in HIs hands.

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  6. Dean - This one is truly touching. Brought tears to my eyes...

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  7. A very stunning painting and a wonderful reminder for all of us to remember what is important about today. Thank you.

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  8. It's been quite a while for an image, painted or photo that instantaneously moved me like this one Dean. I felt sadness and then hope. What a wonderful gift you have to be able to spread God's love and hope all over the world.

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  9. Thanks, Maria! So glad that you liked it.

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  10. Hi, Liz...thanks for stopping in and the kind words.

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  11. Thank you, Irit, my friend...Happy Easter.

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  12. Thanks, Gary...I appreciate it.

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  13. Thank you, Olga, for the very moving comment.

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  14. Hi, Leslie. I know that many times I appreciate reminders in what's important.

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  15. Sheila, my friend...Thank you so much for the super gracious comment...truly makes my day a happier one.

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  16. Your inspiration and words of devotion are always appreciated. This image has to be seen and remembered by us all who are able to pray and be with our friends and families today because of men and women like the one you painted here.
    Nice work.
    Happy Easter, Dean

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  17. A heartfelt painting, Dean. Hope you are having a very Blessed Easter. :)

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  18. Happy Easter, Dean. This painting is lovely- Thanks for bringing it out and posting it again!

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  19. You are right Dean..BTW Happy Easter and the painting is really touching..Keep in touch!
    Megha
    Art on Sketchbook

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  20. Thank you for your true words and your great painting. Happy Easter!

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  21. Cathyann...All that you said is very true. Belated Happy Easter.

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  22. Thank you, Ann. Hope your Easter was fulfilling also.

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  23. Belated happy Easter, Lauren!

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  24. Hi, Megha...happy belated Easter!

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  25. Thank you, Mi...I hope your Easter was grand!

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  26. Powerful painting Dean... beautiful!

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  27. Thank you, Vern, Deb, and Melissa. I appreciate your words!

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  28. Really nice, Dean - a powerful image.

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  29. Thanks, Edward...I appreciate it!

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  30. This brought tears to my eyes. What a powerful and poignant painting. And how very beautiful to think of doing it for Easter.

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