Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole


One of my favorite stories in the Bible is actually mentioned in Matthew, Mark and Luke in the New Testament.

It talks about a woman who had a disease, an issue of blood for twelve years and had spent all of her money trying to be healed by the doctors. When she had heard of Jesus, she thought that if she could touch his clothes she would be healed.

There was a large throng of people. As Jesus passed by, she touched the hem of his garment and was healed. Jesus immediately wanted to know who touched his clothes. Jesus “immediately knew that virtue had gone out of him, turned about in the press and said, Who touched my clothes?”

His disciples mentioned that there was a huge crowd. Jesus looked around to see the woman. She feared and trembled, probably thinking he would be angry with her. She fell down before him and told him what she had done.

“And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole;  go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.” See Mark 5:25-34.

I’ve tried to give a real-life portrayal of this story. A technique I’ve used is creating sunlight and shadow. Sunlight has a yellow tint to it. The shadow usually is a reflection of the sky, so it is generally blue. Notice the yellow on the left side of the clothes and the blue on the right.

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November 4, 2011

Jennifer @ 4:09 pm #

I love this story and I really like the setting you have portrayed. The sunlight symbolizes to me the light He brings to the life of us all.

Nicole @ 6:02 pm #

Very nice. I love the shadows and light. Good job

Joanna @ 6:34 pm #

I like this a lot. It’s a great story of faith.

November 9, 2011

Susie @ 9:45 am #

A beautiful painting! I especially like the lush look of the robes.

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