Bearing Much Fruit: What is a fruitful woman?
Awhile back, Andy was looking through a Caribbean tourism magazine, and a photo caught his eye. It was of a woman carrying a basket of fruit on her head. He clipped the photo and hung it up in his creative work space, which he often does with photos that inspire him in some way.
Months later, Andy finally got around to painting his version of the photo. The "fruit lady" reminded him of a fruitful woman. And what exactly does that mean? Well, several Bible verses came to mind, and he wanted to include some symbolism in the piece. Below are some of the verses he meditated on while painting the woman.
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)
When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father. (John 15:8)
He will love you and bless you, and he will give you many children.... (Deuteronomy 7:13)
Your wife will be like a fruitful grapevine, flourishing within your home... (Psalm 128:3)
I will look favorably upon you, making you fertile and multiplying your people. (Leviticus 26:9)
Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life... She is energetic and strong, a hard worker... She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy... She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness... Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her... (Proverbs 31)
These verses were the inspiration behind Bearing Much Fruit, pictured below.
Bearing Much Fruit (22x50 inches) is available for $1800. To purchase, contact Andy.