Today’s Bible passages are: Genesis 29, Matthew 28, Esther 5, and Acts 28

matthew 28
By Kendra Roberts

Today’s art is a response to Matthew 28:

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:16-20, ESV)


Kendra’s thoughts on her art follow here:

Water, fire…blood — all aspects that might be brought to mind by “baptism.” Mathew 28 begins with the two Mary’s heading to the tomb, the proclamation of resurrection by an angel and ultimately a face-to-face encounter with the risen Jesus. The chief priests want to pay the soldiers off to hide the mysterious events at the tomb:
“Tell people, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’” (verse 13)
Though, they might not have even bothered a cover-up considering some of Jesus’ own disciples doubted his appearance to them. Even in the middle of disbelief and attempts to hide the truth, the bold confidence of Jesus shines through. He has authority! He gives a directive! Not simply to a group two thousand years back…but also to us…to me.

Today’s Question: How are you taking this Great Commission to heart and practicing it today?

KendraR_200Kendra Roberts is a creative type—whether pursuing the arts or simply trying to convince her three-year-old daughter to eat more veggies. Born in Indiana, raised in Ohio, she now resides in the (dry) heat of the Arizona desert. When she and her husband moved to Arizona from Ohio in 2008, they packed only what would fit into their small sedan, making sure to save space for a nifty 1960’s green plastic elephant planter. Kendra holds a B.A. in History from Miami University. Recently she became an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yahweh Yoga, a Christian yoga studio in Chandler, Arizona. It is her wholehearted desire to follow Christ wherever he leads—she stopped believing in coincidence a long time ago. Kendra’s blog: BittyBlueberry.blogspot.com Kendra’s art: EpistemologyOfLove.com.

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