of thought came to mind as I painted “Everlasting”. Feelings of
joy, pain and sorrow poured in like waves beating on a sandy shore. Memories
of this young man’s death have left his family in tears. But what can
We’ve all heard the scripture - John 3:16: “For God so loved the
world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should
not perish, but have everlasting life”. So many of us can quote these words.
This boy had the faith to believe them. He is about to cross the waters from
this life to everlasting life. He is drawn to the light. With overwhelming pain,
some cannot understand and question God. They must realize that God loves them
and knows their pain. God’s only Son was brutally killed. Instead of
denouncing mankind, provisions were made for all who would believe in His Son
to have everlasting
life. This is our only answer and hope.
It is my hope, that through this young man’s death, others will know
life. I dedicate this painting to the lives of many who die, and yet live -life
By Robert Bishop