Ezekiel 37:26-28 NIV
I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant. I will establish them and increase their numbers, and I will put my SANCTUARY among them forever. My DWELLING place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
We dwell in Him And He dwells in us. He planned it long ago, and executed His plan through the blood of Christ, Emmanuel: God with us. And now Christ dwells richly in us, the hope of Glory in us. We are a Dwelling Place for a God who desires to dwell in us. That’s pretty powerful stuff to think about.
Other references to study: MT 1:23, IS 7:14, 2CO 6:16
About the artwork: Wow! I love holy accidents. I had this stencil mask that I loved because it has the feeling of an umbrella. I wanted to leave the girl ’empty’ except for His Words, but wanted a bright glow around her. So I placed her down on the page and decided to sponge out my bright colors to show the Glory of the Lord as He inhabits His temple, me 🙂 but when I carried my Bible into a dark room I realized it wasn’t just bright paint, it glowed! If He dwells in me I will bring light into dark places even when I am not aware of it! Awesome!
*** I cut the stencil out of card stock with my Silhouette Portrait cutting machine, placed stencil adhesive on it and let it dry. I then placed it on another piece of paper to make sure it wasn’t too sticky to rip my Bible page, but sticky enough to to hold it in place and keep paint from bleeding under. I used FolkArt fluorescent bright yellow, orange and pink to sponge and drag out over and around the stencil. Then after drying I traced the image with a micron and gently peeled the image up. I penciled in the words so they would be vaguely centered and traced over with a pen. Painted a sparkly Wink of Stella onto the dress and the Bible verse.