And He Shall Be Their Shepherd by Elspeth Young

And He Shall Be Their Shepherd


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And in the midst [I, John, saw] one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about...with a golden girdle....and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands...

And [the angel] said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb...For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

Revelation 1, 7

Symbolism in And He Shall Be Their Shepherd

The majestic cloudscape and distant mountains (painted by Al R. Young) are intended as a glorious reminder of John's witness of the Resurrected Savior, Behold, he cometh with clouds: and every eye shall see him (Revelation 1:7).  Ironically, clouds which have brought darkness and storm and dreadful destruction to the people of Haiti, also bring the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.  This is as true of individual afflictions and salvation as it is true for multitudes, for nations, for the world itself.  It is no mere coincidence, no meaningless trifle of irony—especially for the children of Haiti—that the prophecies of the Savior's coming speak of palm fronds in the hands of those who greet him.  The destructive tempests by which Haiti and her people have been so devastated have repeatedly defoliated palm trees, strewing limbs and leaves wantonly among the debris of their lives, their loved ones, their hopes and dreams.  Yet those children teach us all that out of such affliction and debris one picks up what is left, turns to God, and, with the wreckage, worships Him at His coming.
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Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "And He Shall Be Their Shepherd"

By Al R. Young And He Shall Be Their Shepherd is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

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