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January 07, 2012

Jean Francois

In searching the Internet for artwork that would bring inspiration to my home 
I came across the paintings of Jean Francois. 
 The Angelus
In this painting I see a man and wife praying for the harvest where they have labored together.
1 Corinthians 3:7
So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

Potato Planters
I especially enjoy the Potato Planter's, this painting of a man and his wife planting, 
working together for a harvest. It reminds me of the gardening we used to do.

Millet Gleaners
Women gleaning in the field perhaps for their home to feed their families. Gleaners were allowed to follow after the harvesters and gather all that dropped or overlooked for themselves. We find a similar story in the Bible in the book of Ruth as she followed in a near kinsman's field, Boaz.

Can you see the message in these paintings? I want to continue the work and see a harvest. I want to glean all that I can to feed my family and others the precious Word of God. 

John 4:35

Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

"Spirit of the living God,
Fall fresh on me.
Spirit of the living God,
Fall fresh on me.
Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.
Spirit of the living God,
Fall fresh on me." 
Daniel Iverson (1926)

Noonday Rest
She never minded the labor as long as it was with him. How she loves him so! 
It can be hard work, but laboring together always made the load seem lighter and when it was time to rest, they rested together.

Sister Darcy Abbott had once said, "Fill your home with the message you want to teach your children to live." (Return to Loveliness) 
I hope I am teaching my children the message of laboring together for the Lord with their spouse. 
(Lord willing.) 

Thank you for visiting with me, again. God bless you.
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