This painting is titled Holiness vs. Hardness Towards God. Originally uploaded onto Flickr by Holiness vs. Hardness Towards God. VerseVisions® Art; Isaiah 59:16. Mark Lawrence, 2008. Digital mixed media on canvas, 60 x 40 inches. Copyright ©2008 by Mark Lawrence. All Rights Reserved.

Holiness vs. Hardness Towards God.
VerseVisions Art; Isaiah 59:16

“And He . . . wondered that there was no intercessor.” Isaiah 59:16.

“This painting was inspired by the moving devotions penned and published by Oswald Chambers in the early 1900’s. His powerful book, My Utmost for His Highest, continues to touch my life and draw me closer to Jesus. I hope that this art and verse do the same for you!” (Artist Mark Lawrence)

I know that at least a few people who read this blog on occasion are studying the Old Testament book of Isaiah through Bible Study Fellowship this year. The study has already prompted me to look for art in various media which has been inspired by Isaiah — this is an example of one piece I found on I know you’ll not be surprised as I share these upon discovery — at least the ones that I like for some reason or another.

I’m also considering creating an iTunes Playlist for Isaiah. I’ve looked, but it does not seem that iTunes offers a way to collaborative build a Playlist and other social media options have not yet been discovered. I do know that I can create a Playlist in my own iTunes and then share it as an iMix for others to consider.  Still, I really wanted this to be a group project.  If anyone knows of a way to make it collaborative other than “hey, email or text or respond in comments if you want to suggest a song for the Playlist” I’d love to hear about it.

I’ve got a few songs that are simply haunting me (in the best possible way) that will be included. I may do this through the blog and Facebook combined to make it most accessible to the most people. I’ll let you know when there is a plan.

5 thoughts on “Isaiah INSPIRED

  1. Charlene Canada says:

    Just so excited to be able to SEE your blog today, as I’m sitting in a Wi-Fi restaurant having lunch. Fast Internet is SO nice.

    • Ruth Hubbard says:

      So nice to see the Russian flag and Ulan-ude listed in the Live Traffic Feed. Thanks for stopping by…I’m noticing that you’ve posted about this zoom zoom wifi at lunch a few places but not mentioned what’s for lunch. Apparently that was not as exciting as the technology. 🙂

  2. Tammy says:

    Due to travel, Ruth, I’m behind in my digest reading… :] But, I love the playlist idea. I won’t be the one to figure out how to do it — but I’ll be the one wanting to avail of your playlist! As you know, “Oswald” (as I endearingly call him) and I have traveled together for years…and I can relate to Mark Lawrence’s thought about the devotional — it “continues to touch my life and draw me closer to Jesus.” One tidbit? It was his wife who pulled the collection together for My Utmost for His Highest after her husband died. I doubt she knew how powerfully that devotional would be used by God for so many generations to come.

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