Forsaking All by Elspeth Young

Forsaking All


{ Priscilla }
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And [Paul] found a certain Jew named Aquila lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them.

And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila...

And [Apollos] began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

Acts 18: 2, 18, 26

Or whomsoever will save his life shall lose it: but whomsoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man advantaged if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?

Luke 9:24-25

The story behind Forsaking All

Priscilla and her husband Aquila were exiled Jews living in Corinth (a wealthy city in Greece) during Paul’s second missionary journey.  Paul stayed with them and together they worked as tentmakers during Paul’s stay in Corinth (Acts 18:3).  All three departed after a time for Ephesus (modern-day Turkey), where Priscilla and Aquila remained and served a mission of their own in the synagogue (Acts 18:26). This painting depicts Priscilla as she contemplates the forthcoming journey to Ephesus, leaving her home in Corinth.  This is not the first time she and her husband have had to forsake their lands for their beliefs (Acts 18:2), and now they are not only leaving lands and property behind, but are leaving their livelihood as well.  Just as Peter and his friends “forsook all and followed [the Savior]” (Luke 5:11), so too Priscilla is leaving behind all she has in order to serve the Lord at her husband’s side.  An inner strength and courage is visible in her eyes as she contemplates the call to serve.

Symbolism in Forsaking All

The figure is surrounded by rich and lavish objects; a beautiful juglet hangs between the folds of two detailed tapestries, a black pitcher is seen at the lower right corner of the painting, and in her hands, the viewer sees a large needle and the goatskin from which tents were commonly made.  In the moment depicted in the painting she has literally halted the work at hand, and is looking past the objects (which represent worldly possessions) at her side, to a light that is not seen by the viewer, but which is reflected in her eye.  The column behind her is seemingly distant and almost unreal in relation to the other objects in the painting.  This is because it represents the future—that which lies ahead for she and her husband in their work in the synagogue.
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