Charcoal and pastel on paper
23 x 8 inches
In this temporary state that we call life, we will be faced with a countless amount of trials and tribulations. But our toughest battle to conquer is spiritual warfare. Deliverance is depicting just that. Dressed in all white and holding a sword, the figure represents the power of Christ; the snake represents Satan, the mountain represents the obstacle that has been overcome and her face clearly showing she has fearlessly and confidently defeated the enemy. In ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ we ask God to “lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.” We have the choice to decide what path we will walk in life. In this case, the figure is equipped by God with spiritual weapons of warfare where she has chosen the path of righteousness and is literally “delivered from evil” into Salvation.
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City