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Thy Will Be Done

 

Jean-Francois Millet's "The Angelus"

“The Angelus” by Jean-Francois Millet, 1859, oil on canvas, location: Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France

I have always loved two of Jean-Francois Millet’s paintings: The Angelus (above) and The Gleaners (shared here). Perhaps my rural roots draw me to these portraits of people working the land. Also, I have always associated these paintings with the story of Ruth — she worked as a gleaner and later Boaz noticed her working in his field.

The Angelus depicts a couple pausing to pray during their potato harvest as the church bells ring from the steeple painted in the background.

This scene reminded me of author Lysa TerKeurst’s advice in chapter fifteen of Uninvited: When we pray “Thy will be done,” we trust God to redeem the pain and guide us to the help we need.

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Let Your Light Shine

As a Christian, how do I reflect the light of God to the people near me?

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer (Romans 12:12).

This morning before sunrise I walked to a nearby country church and tried to photograph hope, tribulation and prayer.

Rejoice in Hope

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