Illustration of the Month: May 2018

You want art? I’ll give you art. Literally.
This image is available for download at www.hillaryasbury.com during the month of May, it is an illustration inspired by Ezekiel 37: 1-14, The Valley of Dry Bones:

37 The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”

I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”

Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”

So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.

Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.

11 Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel.13 Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. 14 I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.’”

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Illustration of the Month: April 2018

 

Illustration of the Month

You want art? I’ll give you art. Literally.

 

 

 

 

One version of this illustration speaks of Christ’s death, of the darkness of our sin, of thorns and pain, of blood spilt for the saving of the nations. This cross is sacrifice

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Another version speaks of the Light of Christ which scatters the darkness. It is hope and anticipation. It is something yet to come, a prophecy to be fulfilled. This cross lights the way.

 

 

The last version speaks of life, of Christ’s victory over death, of new growth and a new covenant. It is the water that cleanses our sin. It is the completed work of Christ. This cross is salvation.

 

 

Together, these pieces tell the Easter story, they speak of law and gospel, of death and life. They show us the salvation that is ours through the death and resurrection of our Lord.

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