This piece was inspired by reading the New Testament. My focus this week has been on the book of Matthew as well as watching The Bible, a TV series. So many major events surrounding Jesus' earthly life and His ministry took place on or near the Sea of Galilee. The thought, what if the Sea of Galilee could tell stories or sing songs, kept coming to mind as I visualized scripture and watched the series. Of course the Holy Spirit inspired the disciples to write the most important stories and amazing events of all time, the Gospels. So much miraculous life changing history on a small body of water that resembles the shape of a musical instrument...the harp!
Jesus taught crowds of people who gathered to hear him preach from a boat on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, walked on the waters of the Galilee, calmed the wind and waves of a sudden storm that threatened to overtake the disciples boat on the Galilee, healed the sick and cast out demons just to name a few of the events and miracles that took place there.
I'm sure the Galilee is worshipping...harp melodies...singing beautiful songs to the One who created her! This is Galilee Song.
Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him. (Mark 1:16-20)
Jesus went on from there and walked beside the Sea of Galilee. And he went up on the mountain and sat down there. (Matthew 15:29)
And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”
Then He got into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down, and taught the multitudes from the boat. (Luke 5:3)
And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.
Mixed Media Acrylic on Canvas
24" X 36"