Mozambique: Lion of Judah
JOYLION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH J~O~YThe summer of 2014 I had the JOY of getting to go to Heidi Bakers IRIS base in Mozambique!! GOD ABSOLUTLY AMAZED me as I watched and experienced His JOY, His PROVISION, His COMPASSION. His GENTLENESS, His UNFAILING LOVE in the midst of what we westerners would view as devastation, hopelessness and poverty.. As I ponder and experienced all these things I began to see in my sanctified imagination this LION that carried JOY ! His mane looked, moved and sounded like the adorned dreadlocks of the people of this place! I began to paint…………THIS BEAUTIFUL OUT OF THE BOX IMAGE OF THE LION OF JUDAH. THE ONE THAT IN REVELATION JOHN WRITES WHAT HE HEARD AND SAW AS THE LION OF JUDAH CAME ON THE SCENE:“DO NOT WEEP!! THE LION OF JUDAH HAS TRIUMPHED!” ( Revelation 5:5)Be EMBRACED IN HIS JOY AND THE TENDER, GENTLE, COMPASSION OF THE WARMTH OF HIS GAZE!!
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