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Gideon's Spring, Israel
Photograph - Digital Photograph, Hdr, Photo-painting
This is a close-up of the location where Gideon chose his 300 men who would do battle with 135,000 Midianites.
In spite of overwhelmingly insurmountable odds, by faith Gideon obeyed what God instructed him to do. As a result, his small band of warriors won a great victory for the Lord and Israel (see Judges 6-7).
I took this photo during my Holy Land pilgrimage in November 2009. What a thrilling experience it was to reverently cup my hands in these historic waters from the same spring as Gideon's men did over 3,000 years ago. The Bible truly comes alive in living color!
My Messianic rabbi shared an outstanding message during a recent Shabbat service which taught how God looks beyond our present circumstances and sees us as mighty men and women of valor capable of great exploits for His Kingdom.
When we do our part to trust and obey God, the results -- like in Gideon's case -- will be life-changing and history-making.
Honored and grateful to God and thankful to the group hosts for graciously featuring this image on the home page of the Fine Art America groups::
* CHRISTIAN THEME ARTWORK GROUP, 09.14.16
* IMAGES THAT EXCITE YOU, 09.17.16
* WISCONSIN FLOWERS AND SCENERY, 09.18.16
* HDR PHOTOGRAPHY, 09.22.16
On my original photograph, I applied two separate HDR processes and a separate painterly effect to bring out the details and rich colors of this historic location.
This image would look stunning ordered as a metal print. Greeting cards (quantity discounts available in packs of 10 or 25) and household items with this image are also available. Please see the ordering options on this page for more details. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Embedded in the top right-hand corner is the Hebrew acronym for "B'ezras Hashem" [ב ס " ד] meaning "with God's help". It is a reminder to me as an artist and photographer of my dependence on the Almighty, the Originator of all creativity. This is a similar acknowledgement used by great artists like Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel who signed their work with the Latin phrase, "Soli Deo gloria" which means, "Glory to God alone".
Photo copyright © 2016 Brian Tada. All rights reserved. To the glory of God. Downloading, duplicating, unauthorized online displaying, distributing and/or altering this image in any way is prohibited without the express written permission of the photographer, Brian Tada. Licensing of this image is available; please inquire for more information.
September 13th, 2016
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