The Other Side


‘And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples. On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.”’ Mark 4:34,35

When I began painting I sensed the storm in which Jesus slept (Mark 4:35-41). As I painted the storm, the Lord highlighted to me the other side. I painted a gold glory cloud above ‘the other side’ to depict its significance.

In this story, Jesus calms the storm and brings relief to the disciples from their circumstances. This in itself is a good reminder from the Lord that He does not take you through storms so that you may perish on the journey. However, the message is held in the verse before and after this. Before, the scripture says ‘He explained all things to His disciples’, and after is the story of the purpose for the journey, that being to save the soul of the demon-possessed man. The battle Jesus intends to fight is not in the storm, but on the other side.

I sense the Lord saying to you that He has greater purposes for your life, that He intends to fight more important battles with you. He intends to fight eternal battles. The storm is a distraction from your greater goal.

I sense that the Lord shares His plans with you, and wants to remind you to take to heart His instructions and not be disturbed by what the wind blows up to distress you. If He has said to you, “Let us go to the other side”, then He will clear the way for you. There are times when we cannot avoid hardship or discomfort, but He is in the boat with you and not concerned, because His plan is the relentless pursuit of the greater goal for your life. Be courageous. You will see the power of God over your circumstances.

You have the gift of life, the gift of bringing people back into the life He intended for them. You bring light and restore right-thinking.

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Giclee Reproductions are printed with a 3cm white border.

‘The Other Side’ 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 27cm, 30 x 40cm