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Jewish Teddy Bear studying the word of God by Rick Short

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A Jewish Teddy Bear wearing a Tallit studies the word of God intently.

“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12 (New International Version)

When I photographed this little bear studying the word of God intently, I had no idea the impact this little guy would have. My hope and prayer is this image will stir the hearts of many to read the word of God and experience the rich blessings God desires for us. If only we all had such a hunger for God, the world would change forever and everyone would experience the love, the promises and the blessings of God.


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I have been painting since I was 12 years old and enjoy bringing ideas to life. Art is my passion as well as photography and 3D Animation. I have won first and second place awards in local shows and just enjoy creating something to hopefully bring a smile to someone’s face.

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  • Heps
    Hepsover 4 years ago

    Bless him!

  • Thank you my friend. Shalom and bless you too.

    – Rick Short

  • Alexandra Wise-Brogna
    Alexandra Wise...over 4 years ago

    Very good! Congrats on your feature!

  • Rick Short
    Rick Shortover 4 years ago

    Thank you, It is a blessing to be featured in your gallery. I hope Smoo Bear inspires many others to dig into the word as well.

  • Harlequitmix
    Harlequitmixabout 4 years ago

    So cute!!

  • Maria Draper
    Maria Draperalmost 4 years ago

    This is cute Rick… Is that a genuine Tallit? I like the Hebrew writing on it…

  • Hi Marie, yes it is mine and it is imported from Israel. We have a place here in Orlando called The Holy Land that carries many things imported from the real Holy Land.

    – Rick Short

  • Gramia97
    Gramia97almost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on being Featured in Living Christianity

  • Thank you Debbie, God bless you.

    – Rick Short

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful image and scripture! Congratulations on your feature in Living Christianity!
    Marie ~ Host

  • Thank you Marie, It is always a pleasure being featured in your group. How could I become a featured artist in your group?

    – Rick Short

  • gothgirl
    gothgirlalmost 4 years ago

    this is superb and quite an original thought

  • Thank you GothGirl. I hope this little bear will inspire many to get into the word and be blessed and receive the rich blessings God has for us. He is quite the bear :)

    – Rick Short

  • PhotogeniquE IPA
    PhotogeniquE IPAalmost 4 years ago

    I like this one. A messianic Bear, I presume, as he seems to be reading the AV or RSV? LOL

  • Hi PhotogeniqueIPA, Thank you for your comment. I like to think of him as a completed Jew :) He is reading the King James New Testament :D

    – Rick Short

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 4 years ago

    Our featured artists are those who have won a challenge, so be sure to enter our November Avatar Challenge.

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