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September 9, 2008

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THE TREE OF LIFE
8"x10"

Hi everyone! I just want to greet you, and tell you that I am momentarily at a point where I am able to slip in a post, so I thought I would pull out one of my recent paintings and share it with you.
This painting is called THE TREE OF LIFE. It represents the tree that was found in the Garden of Eden. It was the forbidden and most desired tree. Because of this one tree, Adam and Eve who ate one miserable apple (or whatever), were booted out of the Garden of Eden. God warned them both not to eat of this tree. But oh no, they couldn't leave it alone, they had to go and check it out! Isn't that just like us? If someone tells us not to do something, what do we do? We go and do it .....OF COURSE!
So here we are today, many generations after, enduring famines, wars, pestilences, etc. It's not going to get any better until the day Jesus comes back! That's it. The Christian doctrine is soooo simple to understand, and as a result it is sooooo simple to be forgiven!
I used to be involved in occultism, reincarnation, seances, astrology, etc. I was into Hatha Yoga, and I believed in reaching the state of samadhi. It was rather depressing because I didn't want to come back as a cockroach! I wanted to reach that perfect state and not reincarnate again. As a result, I was a good and faithful yogi, who did my asanas, ate correctly, meditated daily (repeated my mantra), and followed my guru's teachings. He was from the Philippines. This was a journey in itself.
Today I don't need to do all of these rituals. I accepted Jesus into my heart. He forgave me for my sins, and that is it. I am saved! I don't need to stand up and sit down and fight, fight, fight! I'm saved! Jesus already died for my sins. I don't need to worry about them.
P.S. I don't usually like to talk too much about my past. So this is special that I shared part of my past with you. You're very special to me!
This painting just inspired me.....that's all.
May God bless you all......
Veronica

11 comments:

Sharon Hart said...

I love this painting! For many years I've been attracted to the diverse range of representations of the Tree of Life.

In fact, the scripture states the Tree of Life wasn't the only tree provided, but G-d also provided the Tree(s) of Good and Evil, as well.
See Genesis/Bereishis 3:22-24 3:22-24

Your painting also reminds me of the dichotomy that exists within the celebration of El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Beautiful, subtle and meaningful imagery....

Angel said...

I love this painting! The colors are so rich, deep, and lush. Just how I pictured the tree in the Garden of Eden would be. Wonderful work:)

Patricia said...

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Marie said...

Your painting of the Tree of Life is really striking. I like the colours you have used as the dark images give the whole painting a mysterious feel and when you look at the green tree, it gives one a sense of life and hope.

If you haven't seen it already, you should watch the movie called "The Fountain" as the story revolves around this concept.

Waterrose said...

Thank you for stopping by and leave such a lovely compliment. I have visited your blog and enjoy looking at all of your lovely work. ...you must like Arizona?

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KentuckyGal said...

Found you through Sharon Hart's blog. Love the painting. Looking forward to see more.

Maggie said...

It is a beautiful painting, and thanks so much for sharing your faith.

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ESCUDERO said...

I want to thank all of you for commenting on this painting. What wonderful and encouraging remarks. It's so uplifting to have you visit. Thank you again
Veronica

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

Praise God that he delivered you from deception! Very powerful painting as well :).

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