Showers of Blessing – Ezekiel 34
By Rebecca Jean
Today’s pick is a response to Ezekiel 34:
“I will make with [my sheep] a covenant of peace and banish wild beasts from the land, so that they may dwell securely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. And I will make them and the places all around my hill a blessing, and I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing. And the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase, and they shall be secure in their land. And they shall know that I am the Lord, when I break the bars of their yoke, and deliver them from the hand of those who enslaved them. They shall no more be a prey to the nations, nor shall the beasts of the land devour them. They shall dwell securely, and none shall make them afraid. And I will provide for them renowned plantations so that they shall no more be consumed with hunger in the land, and no longer suffer the reproach of the nations. And they shall know that I am the Lord their God with them, and that they, the house of Israel, are my people, declares the Lord God. And you are my sheep, human sheep of my pasture, and I am your God, declares the Lord God.” (Ezekiel 34:25-31, ESV)
Rebecca’s drippy oils and splashy watercolors have been collected by patrons across the United States and Canada. After a number of valuable creative stints—working at an illustration agency in Chicago, illustrating books for trade and educational publishers, and painting for a nationally renowned still-life artist as his personal studio assistant—Rebecca now devotes serious time and attention to her own paintings, selling her work at shows, festivals and to private collectors. Passionate about creative entrepreneurship, she works in a studio in downtown Atlanta where she paints and studies business through an art coaching program. To see her work, please visit RJean.net.