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this was created as a 24in x 16in poster so the texts (reprinted below) are a little hard to read in the card size but they are very clear and legible even so. they show great in the larger sizes. I’d never been struck quite the same before with how ruth, a non-jew, was an ancestor of Jesus. she was grafted in for her love and faithfulness, a clear foreshadowing of what was to come.
this one is dedicated to all, regardless of race or national origin, who by grace have faith in and love for the Christ Jesus

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featured in Art with Scripture march 5, 2013

featured in ♥♥For The Love of Jesus♥♥ march 6, 2013

featured in Mustard Seeds and Lilies march 8, 2013

But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you
or turn back from you. Where you go I will go,
and where you stay I will stay. Your people
will be my people and your God will be my God.”
RUTH 1:16

Then the women said to Naomi:“Praise be to the Lord, who
this day has not left you without a kinsman redeemer. May
he become famous throughout Israel! He will renew your
life and sustain you in you in your old age. For your
daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you
than seven sons, has given him birth.” Then Naomi took the
child, laid him in her lap and cared for him. The women
living there said, “Naomi has a son.” And they named him
Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.
RUTH 4:14-17

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby,
keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the
Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone
around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said
to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great
joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of
David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
This will be a sign to you; You will find a baby wrapped
in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company
of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God
and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth
peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
LUKE 2:8-14

ded is just a grumpy old geezer who likes to fool around wtih camera and computer and, hopefully brighten people’s day wtih the results. my philosophy of art

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  • George Coombs
    George Coombsalmost 2 years ago

    Very lovely work

  • very kind of you to say thanks

    – dedmanshootn

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful artwork and wonderful scripture!

  • thanks much indeed! glad you enjoy

    – dedmanshootn

  • aprilann
    aprilannalmost 2 years ago


    Great job!

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  • thanks much!! i’m very honored indeed!

    – dedmanshootn

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful artwork and wonderful scripture!

  • thanks very much! very glad you enjoy it

    – dedmanshootn

  • swaby
    swabyalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely card and work!

  • thanks much my friend!

    – dedmanshootn

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 2 years ago

  • thanks so much! i’m very honored indeed!

    – dedmanshootn

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent work!!!

  • thank you kindly my friend!

    – dedmanshootn

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 2 years ago

    This is beautiful, sorry I missed it!

  • thanks! happy you enjoy it

    – dedmanshootn

  • Matty B. Duran
    Matty B. Duranalmost 2 years ago

    Praise God! Ruth gives us a beautiful illustration of how to treat our mothers, even though Naomi was her mother-in-law. This is a good example of how to treat a mother-in-law, with the love of a daughter. Praise God! Ruth the great grandmother of King David. “The Scepter will not depart from Judah.” How wonderful and gracious is our God that He would include a Moabite woman in the ancestory of our Lord Jesus Christ. From the simple faith that Ruth had, she is one of Jesus’ great great………..grandparents. Her faith was borne out of love for her mother-in-law Naomi. Because she said, “Your God will be my God”, she was blessed. God blessed her for leaving her homeland.

    This is also a beautiful illustration of being gracious to people who are foreigners.

    Thank-you for honoring our Lord Jesus Christ with the beautiful story of Ruth.

    Your work, “Ruth the moabitess, ancestor of Jesus”, is featured in Mustard Seeds and Lilies."


    (By Reynaldo)

  • your words say pretty much just what i was going for with my art. thanks for the affirmation! and the feature! i’m very honored

    – dedmanshootn

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartalmost 2 years ago

    Very well designed work!

  • thanks much! really appreciate the encouragement!

    – dedmanshootn

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