by David Dinkins
© 2012 by David Dinkins
Caption: Wings from the ashes
Artist’s description: As our earthly agendas die, we are transformed as we give over control to the Holy Spirit within us. This is portrayed through the crumbling of the flesh on the altar into ashes and then ashes to feathers. The feathers recollect into the symbol for the Holy Spirit, a dove. As we give our lives over to God, He doesn’t just leave us on that altar. He gives us a new purpose so that we can truly soar with Him in the heavens above.
Question: Will you sacrifice all that you are and all of your earthly investments to follow Christ?
Thoughtful comments, ideas, and questions regarding the art are welcome in the comments section below.
Editor’s note: You may be interested in our featured book this month, Altar’d, which explores similar themes and issues. Other recent New Hope Digital Art Forum pieces include “Life in the Light” and “Celebrating Christmas in a World of Need.”