Now available in my new Etsy Shop is an original 11″ x 14″ copic marker and colored pencil drawing called “The First and the Last”. This piece features the first and last letter of the Hebrew alphabet, Aleph and Tav. In the original pictograph language, aleph represents and “ox, strength, leader,” while Tav represents “covenant, seal, mark.”
This piece is connected to two Scriptures:
Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel,
And his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts:
‘I am the First and I am the Last;
Besides Me there is no God. —Isaiah 44:6
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. — Ecclesiastes 3:11
This vibrant piece speaks of God’s work—in the grand design of creation and in our individual lives. Just as we cannot see the full picture of what God is creating from beginning to end, neither do we see Him or the work He is doing in our lives through God’s perspective. He is our strong leader, guiding us toward a lasting covenant. But only from eternity can we look back and see with joy the beautiful masterpiece He is building!