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replacing chains with promise.
  • replacing chains with promise.


    Single 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 square vision art card, printed on fine art paper. Watercolor graphic art design. With envelope.



    Artist Interpretation - 

    The image of the marquise-cut diamond appeared at first to be an engagement ring, but as I continued praying, the Lord revealed that it was actually a bracelet that had been placed on someone’s wrist. The whisper I heard was “replacing chains with promise” and it came as a message of freedom. “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1) The marquise diamond stood out to me in this image and after researching the history of a marquise-cut, I understood why. Its origin began hundreds of years ago, the name referring to “a rank in the royal family that was given by birthright, not by marriage or appointment.” The choice to receive Christ as our Savior comes with a birthright of royalty that holds the promise of freedom. Given free will to make the choice ourselves, the Lord’s promise awaits us. He longs to replace the chains that bind us to a life of sin with the promise of everlasting life and freedom in Christ. 
    “But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.” - Galatians 3:22
    “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” - John 8:36
    “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” - John 1:12-13