The Crown of Life and the Sapphire Throne.

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I thought I would continue with my series of quilts on the seven gifts given by God to the churches mentioned in the first few chapters of the Book of Revelation, –what my family refer to as my “Rev Sev Series”……

Above left is my “Crown of Life” and right is my “Sapphire Throne”.   Jesus says “Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give you the Crown of Life.”(Rev 2:10).  Crowns don’t feature much in 21st Century life, but they come in a lot in the Book of Revelation.  I think our nearest phrase is that some work is someone’s “crowning glory”.  We do all want recognition for our endeavours in some way, so maybe getting a crown that is somehow full of life will be wonderful.  It is difficult to imagine, and I have depicted it as very colourful.

The sapphire throne comes from the text: “To him that overcometh, I will grant to sit with me on my throne.”  (Rev 3:21).  Elsewhere in Revelation it says there is a rainbow around the throne, and in Ezekiel the throne of God is described as being like sapphire, with a rainbow all around (Ezekiel 1:26-28).  So, in my depiction of the heavenly throne I have used mainly colours from the darker side of the rainbow.  I guess sitting on a throne is another way of expressing that you’ve “made it”….  Like being on the top of the podium at an Olympic event.  I am glad I wouldn’t be alone on the throne though, a bit scarey…..



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