Oil on Canvas
36 X 48"



“These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”
1 Peter 1:7

This piece is symbolic of what God does to reveal the treasures He has placed within us. We were born into this sinful world yet we were fearfully and wonderfully made and the moment we accepted Jesus Christ, we have these treasures in jars of clay.



I was inspired by the beautiful crystals found in geodes and other sedimentary and volcanic rock. These precious stones are hidden within a ghastly or underwhelming rock, but when you break them open or chip away at the outside, you find these precious shining crystals. You wouldn't find this beauty if you didn't chip away at it and ultimately, break it. Only then, it's most radiant beauty is revealed.


"Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer."

Proverbs 25:4

 “For God, who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”

2 Corinthians 4:6,7