About the verse
This is a very comforting statement from the lips
of the resurrected Jesus. My body is beginning to become old
and tired. The very world itself is becoming old and tired, a
ploughed-over field, where human endeavor has promised but not
delivered paradise. But Jesus will sweep his broom across the
face of the cosmos. He will purge the unfruitful vines.
He will flush out the stagnant waters and they will run pure and
clean through a new garden in a new Eden, a new place where the old,
the tired, and the sad will be made young and deliciously alive.
About the art
This piece dates from 1995, the same period as the
Matthew 6:33 and 7:12 pieces. A simple grid in cool colors
encircles the lettering in the center.