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A Damsel Came To Hearken by Ashton Young

A Damsel Came To Hearken


{ Rhoda }
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And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda. And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate. And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel. But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

Acts 12:13-16

Symbolism in A Damsel Came To Hearken

The light emanating from the lantern symbolizes the light of Christ with which all mankind is blessed. (See D&C 84:45–48; 93:1–2.) Moroni said, "I beseech of you, brethren, that ye should search diligently in the light of Christ that ye may know good from evil; and if ye will lay hold upon every good thing, and condemn it not, ye certainly will be a child of Christ" (Moroni 7:19; see also verses 15–18).

Like Rhoda, for whom the keys of the kingdom were knocking at the door, each of us has the opportunity to respond to Heaven's attempts to reach us in this fallen world. Sometimes the knocking and evening beckoning at the gate comes in answer to fervent prayer; at other times, it comes when we are not looking for it. The figure in the painting carries kindling for a fire. A fire is the best she can hope for in the darkness of the night with which her world is engulfed; however, calling to her at the gate is the presiding Apostle—the person possessing the keys of the kingdom of the Prince of Peace, the Light and the Life and the Truth of the world. Her response to the call determines whether she will have fire for a brief time (see Isaiah 50:11), or Light Everlasting.

Our greatest joy comes as we search diligently in the Light of Christ, hearken, and then run to share with others what we have discovered.

Also symbolic, is the absence of the horizon in the window, indicating the limitless potential if we heed the council of an Apostle.

Curatorial Details

Acrylic gesso applied to tempered hardboard on which oil colors were painted. All colors suspended in walnut alkyd except Permalba White. Waxed with Gamblin cold wax. Back of painting sealed with spar urethane.
© By Ashton Young, All Rights Reserved. You may not print, copy, or reproduce this artwork or make derivative works from it without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. For permissions, please review our FAQ page.



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Illustration: A Damsel Came To Hearken

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