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IN THE WILDERNESS CLOCK
We all experience adversity throughout our lives making us feel as though we are in a figurative wilderness.
- The Bible says that our savior, Jesus Christ, was both fully god and fully man and those we having a God who was in all ways tempted as we are.
- In striking contrast to the complexity of some of Ron DiCianni’s previous works, this soulful and simple painting spectacularly captures the image of Christ in the wilderness.
- Tempted by the Devil, weary and worn, Jesus resisted and persevered.
- In the wilderness presents a timeless statement that though we may be tempted and weary in this life, we have a divine model of how to persevere during times of struggle.
- Hebrews 4:15 Ron DiCianni has been an illustrator for twenty-five years.
- His artwork has won him national recognition with many national corporations including ABC, NBC, the Smithsonian, and McDonalds.
- Ron was also commissioned as official artist of the United States Olympic Committee for the Moscow Olympic Games, President George W.
- Bush’s portrait, and many other prestigious honors.
- Ron's credits include cover illustrations for such well-known books as This present darkness, piercing the darkness, and angelwalk and are the creator and illustrator of the award-winning Tell Me series, featuring partnerships with Max Lucado and Joni Eareckson-Tada.
- Artist note: In this painting, I wanted the isolation of that time to come through to the viewer.
- It begs the questions, “Did Jesus gets weary.
- Was the temptation hard for Him? Could it be that He, the very Son of God, felt the pain of loneliness” Please take this in the right way.
- I sure hope He did because if He didn’t, He would have no understanding or sympathy for me when I feel like it’s all too much to bear.
- Here’s where He earned the Scripture that says, “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15).