6/15/08

'Tuna Please ' 5" x 5.5" oil on panel

Sold painted 6/08
6/14/08.
A Fish Tale...believe it or not!
Each time I paint something, I am reminded in some way of a story or reference to scripture. Well, for this little wide eyed cat painting, there's the loaves and fish story from John 6. (I'm not sure if tuna is found in the Sea of Galilee, probably not,....) Anyway, just before Jesus fed this hungry crowd of 5,000, he was being harassed as usual, by the Pharisees, who were upset with his healings on their sabboth. Jesus would follow up these healings with announcements like "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life....." These kind of statements would only make them hopping mad because of the law they had against blasphemy. And then to top it off, after answering them with all the witness of the scriptures, He went and fed 5000 people with just a few loaves of bread and some fish!!.