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Upon Eagle's Wings Isaiah 40v 29-31

      what it means to soar on the Wings of Eagles

Isaiah 40:29-31

New International Version (NIV)

29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

prominent conflict between light and dark


When I took up the call to the pastorate at Spurgeon Baptist Church, it was the verses from Isaiah 40v29-31 which really spoke to me and encouraged me in the ministry calling.


I knew we needed to be a church where people could be restored, lifted up and find faith in Jesus. We cannot do that of ourselves but we seek to be available for God’s plans and purposes in our lives, our church and in serving our community through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. This painting provides a picture of these verses in Isaiah which so inspires us in our calling.


~ Extract by John Ogier

Artist: Claire Richardson, Copyright applies ©



I had the privelege of viewing the canvas in it's current home at Regal Villa, home of John and Jean Palin in St Peter Port.


It's a great piece of prophetic art. My first impression was drawn towards the prominent conflict between light and dark and the story: the reds, oranges and golden yellows told in contrast to the cracked blues and greens. I found it easy to locate meaning within such a small space, as the painting itself was probably only 2 x 2.5 ft. With a dramatic thickly applied realism style, to match that of Gauguin and Van Gogh, the painting shows off great balance in the main feature of the eagle 'it almost flexes it's muscles proudly in suspension' and leaves something extra for the imagination to play around with in those messy brush strokes. Onlookers will enjoy the burning freedom displayed but more interesting are the formation of cracks in the dark colours while the lights remain perfect and self restored; I'll leave you to decide what that could possibly mean for yourself.


~ Extract by Werner Wilsenach


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Artist: Claire Richardson, Copyright applies ©

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