"The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" I said, "O Sovereign LORD, you alone know." Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, `Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!
This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'" So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
Then he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, `This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.'" So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet--a vast army."
Ezekiel 37: 1-10
This is one of my favorite stories from the Bible, so when I began to ask the Lord what to paint for my next series, I began thinking of Ezekiel. First, what in the world, right!? What was Ezekiel thinking when the Spirit of the Lord took him? I can only imagine. The Father continues to amaze me, how He is so willing to work through His servants. As I continued asking the Lord what this series should look like, I kept coming back to The Four Winds that blew life into the vast army of bones. The Lord is so beautiful, how full and flowing must His breathe of life be? Breath that we breathe is light, the breath the Father commanded would have been powerful and strong, enough to raise a full army. This series is my interpretation of the four winds, that gave life.