"New Heart of Flesh"

"New Heart of Flesh"
is 3 dimensional clay symbolizing a new heart breaking out of a heart of stone. The background collage contains various references to the Ezekiel texts that discuss God removing our heart of stone and replacing it with a heart of flesh.

The world says that we should follow our hearts, yet the Bible states that our hearts are deceitful. The answer to this contradiction is to only follow a heart that has been changed by the grace of Jesus Christ. There are so many areas in which our hearts need to change, especially the various ways to love our neighbors as well as our enemies. It seems each day brings a new challenge highlighting the necessity of a new change of heart. We might be able to achieve some elements of change on our own, but real and lasting change ultimately can only be achieved through Jesus Himself; through His restoring us and taking away our heart of stone and giving us a heart of flesh.

"Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God. But as for those whose hearts follow the desire for their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their deeds on their own heads, says the Lord GOD." Ezekiel 11:19-21

"For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them." Ezekiel 36:24-27

3 D clay collage is 11 x 14 with frame and is SOLD