1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. We do not understand everything yet. Some things are still unknown to us, his children. We see like someone with a corneal scar or Keratoconus that only sees in part. One day God will heal our cornea in order for us to understand everything completely and see all his glory. In this painting there is a parallel between the scarred cornea representing our earthly life and the healed cornea representing eternal life. In the painting the eye is represented by the circle in the middle. The scarred cornea is portrayed on the left. There are cracks in the eye representing low vision. The gold on the right portrays the full glory of God as we will see when our cornea is healed. The partial image of God that we can see now is seen as silver and gold here and there on the left. We already experience the kingdom of God on earth even though it is not in its full glory. The tree is the symbol of the kingdom of God (eternal life). God’s love and grace is already present here on earth and the tree is beautiful and huge. Die colors beneath the tree represents all the joy we already experience as His children. The leaves of the tree are present in the earthly life left as well as in eternal life on the right. The earth
How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. The eye on the left represents your own eye with the plank extending to the left. The blue water on the left represents the self reflection that should take place when looking at your own mistakes. The small eye in the water represents your own faults and the black is our sins. The lighter eye on the right represents your fellow man. When you live according to this principle your own mistakes are in the foreground and that of your fellow man in the background. The speck is represented by the thin red line in the eye. The cheerful dots to the right over the eye represents the beauty you see in your fellow man when you look at them with other eyes. You do not see their mistakes as you see your own sinful nature. The orange in the painting represents the warning of the bible text.
Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind 9 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”6 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. 7 “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing. God uses this blind man to show his power and glory. The copper in the painting represents the power. The black literally represents blindness as well as the ‘night’ in verse 4. The blocks on the left represents those who do not believe in God. They see a pixelated view of the true God. After this miracle there were many people that saw the light as in verse 5. The right represents the beauty of the seeing the light. After this miracle there were still people that did not recognize Jesus as the true king. They do not see the true light of Jesus on the right and are blinded by the pixelated image on the left. There people keep living in the dark. The sunrise on the right also refers to the day mentioned in verse 4. The brown over the eye represents the mud Jesus made to put on the bling man’s eyes. The blue circle represents the pool of Siloam where he had to go to wash (verse7). Die sun is the symbol of Jesus as the light of the world.
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