Light for the Nations


He says, “It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant, to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also make You a light for the nations, So that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”

Isaiah 49:6

The painting is of the harvest. This word is for those called to the nations. I sense the whole story prophesied to Israel in Isaiah 49 relates to personal stories of going beyond redemption.

God’s people are in exile and in an identity struggle with their faith. As a people in diaspora, they doubt if they still belong to God. Isaiah brings them hope with a promise of restoration beyond what they had before. He will raise a servant, who is called while hidden. His promise includes ‘you peoples from afar’, for the one whom He will raise will take salvation to the end of the earth. This also speaks to those who do not recognise themselves as ones who will stand before Kings, and those who feel they are the most unlikely of servants. Nevertheless, God calls you to a larger ‘thing’ than what you imagine, and chooses you to raise up people and gather them to restoration, gathering them into a life with God. In this chapter, God moves beyond answering Israel’s immediate prayer for their predicament into establishing their identity as salvation for the world.

I sense the Lord saying not to look at receiving answers as the ‘endings’ but rather as new beginnings. He is a possibility thinker and is giving you this gift. His promise is that restoration is not only for yourself, but for you to take new life into the world He loves. The fires He has brought you through are about more than survival, they have equipped you with the seed for thriving and flourishing, and bringing others into your journey. Your harvest fields are ripe. He is giving you spiritual eyes to ‘look up’ and see. He is giving you words in season that speak immediately into desolate situations. ‘The scorching sun will not strike them down.’ He is increasing your compassion and gift of comfort, so that even the mountains will ‘break forth into joyful shouting’.

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Giclee Reproductions are printed with a 3cm white border.

‘Light for the Nations’ has been selected from the book 40 Days hath November to be reproduced as Giclee prints. Technically speaking, our prints are not prints at all, not in the common use of the term, but are fine art reproductions of original works. The quality is so high that it is difficult to tell between the reproduction and the original. Giclee Reproductions are premium high-resolution digital images produced on museum quality, Canson 300-320gsm Cotton Rag (fine cotton fibres woven into a paper-like product) printed with archival Canon Lucia EX 12-colour pigment high-performance inks. Canon Lucia EX pigment inks achieve an “under glass” permanence of 95 years for colour images.

Giclee can be confusing, as many may incorrectly assume that all digital printing is equal. Essentially Giclee (pronounced ‘zhee-clay’) is an invented name from the French word ‘le gicleur’ meaning ‘to squirt’. Originally coined in 1991 to distinguish between common digital prints and the highest quality form of art reproductions using wide-format inkjet printing technology. In 30 years, this technology has advanced enormously, giving an even wider distinction between Giclee reproductions and digital prints. However, we still use the word ‘print’ so that we are easily understood.

Fine Art Giclee Reproductions should be framed behind glass, using a matte to separate them from the glass. Consult your local framer for the best way to frame your reproduction and ensure your artwork still looks amazing for 3 – 4 generations.

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20 x 20cm, 30 x 30cm