Open Source Sermon Experiment (Thursday, August 13)

13 Aug

As we come to the end of the week of meditating on Hebrews 6.13-20, a passage that speaks so powerful of the hope of Christ as the anchor of our soul, I would leave you with the following image. This is a painting by George Frederick Watts. He painted it in 1885.


The image appears to show an exhausted woman, almost down to her last breath. She clings to a lyre that is all but fallen apart. There is one lone string, and she leans close to hear what little music might still be playing. The sky is illuminated by one lone star, but that lone star fails to shine much light. To me, the woman looks like she is nearing the end.

So it surprised me to know that G.F. Watts named his work of art, “Hope.”

So the question of the day is: “How is this picture an image of hope? And what does the hope of Hebrews 6.19 have to do with the painting above?”

Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

1 Comment

Posted by on August 13, 2009 in Uncategorized


One response to “Open Source Sermon Experiment (Thursday, August 13)

  1. chris fuller

    August 13, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Hope lies in that one string she still has and to the end it will make the music she so loves.


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