Inspirational

Caught Up Together ©

Caught Up Together
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I know that one day I will participate in the time in history this painting represents. I believe it won’t be long until He comes for us. I hope you are prepared to meet the Lord face to face. Be sure to look closely at this painting for it represents a number of things. The hem of Jesus’ robe in the clouds forms the top of this painting. There are twelve figures in the clouds, representing the twelve tribes of Israel. These figures have no facial features because each one will see different friends and loved ones when they reach this point. The painting fades from light at the top to dark at the bottom to illustrate our leaving the darkness of this world and entering into the light of Jesus.

The clouds in the bottom corners form two angels blowing the last trumpets to sound His coming. Last and most importantly, for us to be witnesses of His coming, we must meet Jesus at the cross and ask Him to forgive us of our sins, believe in our heart that He is the only one who can save us, and ask Him to come into our hearts and be the Lord of our life. This is reflected by the sparkles in His robe that forms twelve crosses.

When I first presented a talk about three of my paintings in church, a man came up to talk to me at the end of my presentation. He said, “There is another angel in this painting. I can see it from the back of the church.” I was surprised because I had only painted two angels. He pointed it out to me and I saw it immediately. It is the shape of a child’s face. Another woman shared with me that she felt it represented all the babies who died or had been aborted. It continues to amaze me what people see in this painting and how my paintings touch people’s lives. See if you see this baby angel’s face. (P.S. it is right above the angel on the right.) However, the most important message of this painting is that we all need a relationship with Jesus to be able to be "Caught Up Together" with Him one day.

I Thessalonians 4:16-18 says, “For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore, encourage each other with these words.” If you have a relationship with Jesus, be encouraged. If you do not have that relationship, please be encouraged by this painting to ask Jesus into your heart today.

Creating for Him
Sheree Moates


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