A Monarch butterfly in flight prepares to land on verbena lilacina blossoms in a California native wildflower garden near Mill Valley.
I prayed to God for guidance in writing the narrative for this photo. I felt the Lord directing me to closely observe the orange and black colors on the Monarch’s wings. These colors might bring to remembrance about a certain annual “event” on October 31st.
However, I felt God saying if COVID-19 has taught anything, it is that life can change literally overnight ~ and we cannot afford to go back to business as usual.
The time in which we live is too crucial for that.
And the stakes could not be higher.
God wants us to step up to a higher level of maturity and discernment.
One day, we will stand before God to give an account of how we lived our life on earth.
The words of Joshua’s challenge to the House of Israel echo down the corridor of time to the 2020s and beyond:
“But if it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served, which were beyond the Euphrates River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15, NASB)
We must serve somebody, and we have a choice.
Is it God ~ or the devil?
May each of us choose wisely.
Each person’s eternal DESTINY depends on it.
Giving glory to God this image won the following contest award on Fine Art America::
1st Place (tie) in the Christian Art and Photography, November 2020 Homepage Feature contest, 12.06.20. Thank you to Jean O'Keeffe who hosted the contest, and to those who voted. God bless you! And Congratulations to the other winners!
Grateful to God and thankful to the group administrator(s) for graciously featuring "Who Will You Serve" artwork on the home page(s) of the Fine Art America group(s) ::
* CHRISTIAN ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY, 11.17.20 * PRAISING GOD, 11.01.21 * AMAZING BUTTERFLIES, 06.18.22 * OVER 5,000 VIEWS, 11.04.23
01.01.2021 :: THANK YOU to the precious customer from Juneau, Alaska who purchased a 30" x 27.5" framed print of "Who Will You Serve". My prayer is that this artwork will bring inspiration and beauty to your home for many years to come. God bless you! Your purchase of this Scripture-based artwork is greatly appreciated.
The "Fine Art America" watermark in the full resolution preview will not show in the final print/product purchased.
Embedded in the top right-hand corner is the Hebrew acronym for "B'ezras Hashem"ב ס " ד ] ] meaning "with God's help". It is a reminder to me as an artist of my dependence on the Almighty, the Originator of all creativity. This is a similar acknowledgement used by great artists like Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel who signed their work with the Latin phrase, "Soli Deo gloria" which means, "Glory to God alone".