Many of my paintings have been given away to family and friends who expressed a liking. Shockingly, some are hanging in their homes and others are rightfully buried in a closet.There is no offense in that. This is not a new profession for me but a confession. More important to me is the pain associated with professing Jesus Christ and the cross.
I like to call Him, Yeshua HaMashiach Adonai (The LORD Jesus Christ).
Is it foolishness to them? Does the cross offend?
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? "My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives." (Hebrews 12:1-6)
Free from what?... sin and death... sorrow and pain... He has done it for so many and is waiting for you.
Jesus also said, "Let him that is thirsty, come and drink freely."... drink in the pure Word of God.
Enough said. Again, forgive the "I" first person business: we must become less and Jesus become more...