The Passion Flower

As seen on THE REFUGE under beauty:

“the passion flower” by cherish flieder

“Painted on an Easter Sunday, God inspired me with with this image that illustrates, in an ethereal way, the spiritual beauty that comes only through suffering. My desire was to juxtapose the classic symbol of the “passion” flower (as established by Spanish monks while exploring the New World) and the piercing crown of thorns in the background to fully realize a symbol of Christ’s identity, suffering and His reward in exchange for the ultimate life-giving sacrifice on the cross. With this act, not only did He take on our sins to give us true life, but He also comforts and promises us to bring this rare beauty to our hearts when we experience sufferings of many kinds.”

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  1. The Flieder Family on February 12, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Beautiful painting…beautiful thoughts to inspire the painting. Thank you for sharing you gift with the world

  2. Robert Robillard on December 26, 2008 at 7:09 am

    Its beautiful! Thanks

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