Cherished Original Artwork

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SKU: SFG1032203Orig

20 X 24 Oil on Board

In March of 2024, our daughter and her family attended the Manti Temple Open House. The day was bitterly cold, and our grandchildren had to huddle against the foundation of the Temple for warmth. Our daughter told us how members, those participating in the Open House, handed out blankets that they draped around our grandchildren for warmth and protection. This incident deeply touched my heart. That the members would have exhibited such loving kindness, or Hesed, was something the Savior would have done. In my mind, the blankets were symbolic of that love.

Hesed is a Hebrew word that means “kindness or “loving-kindness.” It is often associated with God’s covenant with His people, and demonstrates His unconditional love, kindness, and mercy.
I have been mesmerized by the idea that the Savior wraps each of us in a blanket of Hesed. In fact, the word “Atonement” means: to cover.

Many things coalesce visually for me when I see a painting in my mind. Once, I had experienced a painting by N. C. Wyeth: a man standing on a mountain peak, the wind whipping his cloak about him. I then envisioned the Savior, blanketing His precious lamb with His redeeming strength and power.

After weighing several title options for this painting, the one I should use suddenly became obvious to me: Cherished.

The Savior blankets you, and me in His unconditional love! I hope when you view this painting you feel cherished by the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Scripture reference: Isaiah 54:10

Original artwork of Oil on ACM panel 20 x 24. Painted May 2024.

Cherished Original Artwork

$7,800.00
$7,800.00 $0.00
% Off
SKU: SFG1032203Orig

20 X 24 Oil on Board

In March of 2024, our daughter and her family attended the Manti Temple Open House. The day was bitterly cold, and our grandchildren had to huddle against the foundation of the Temple for warmth. Our daughter told us how members, those participating in the Open House, handed out blankets that they draped around our grandchildren for warmth and protection. This incident deeply touched my heart. That the members would have exhibited such loving kindness, or Hesed, was something the Savior would have done. In my mind, the blankets were symbolic of that love.

Hesed is a Hebrew word that means “kindness or “loving-kindness.” It is often associated with God’s covenant with His people, and demonstrates His unconditional love, kindness, and mercy.
I have been mesmerized by the idea that the Savior wraps each of us in a blanket of Hesed. In fact, the word “Atonement” means: to cover.

Many things coalesce visually for me when I see a painting in my mind. Once, I had experienced a painting by N. C. Wyeth: a man standing on a mountain peak, the wind whipping his cloak about him. I then envisioned the Savior, blanketing His precious lamb with His redeeming strength and power.

After weighing several title options for this painting, the one I should use suddenly became obvious to me: Cherished.

The Savior blankets you, and me in His unconditional love! I hope when you view this painting you feel cherished by the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Scripture reference: Isaiah 54:10

Original artwork of Oil on ACM panel 20 x 24. Painted May 2024.