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Oh, the Blood... by Chrishankhah Oh, the Blood... by Chrishankhah
O, the blood of Jesus,
O, the blood of Jesus!
O, the blood of Jesus,
That washes white as snow.


...I think I was kneeling, because sometimes in deep prayer, the world begins to feel just a little heavy, and I feel I need to rest. Or maybe old habits die hard, and I still have a bit of Catholic in me. Or maybe it's just something about God that...brings a person to her knees.

Whatever it was, it was between something in my heart and something in the words of that song that did it. And then I had this image in my head, and this is what resulted. For the rest of Sunday night, I could not shake this mental picture of a blood that was only barely red, moreso white -- a blinding, clensing white. A blood of such intensity, such light, it would bleach anyone it touched. I had the image of a person showered in such light... Reaching, ready. Renewed.

The picture in my mind was much more basic than this. It was simple, without perspective, and thicker lines. But you know how I get carried away...

I designed her in my likeness. I'm not exactly sure why except that "just anybody" would have taken meaning from this, for me. I suppose that makes it a personal piece.

Wouldn't you reach, too?

Maybe you should.
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:iconthatoneguy92:
ThatOneGuy92 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Very nice picture. I love the execution of the concept.
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! =)
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ThatOneGuy92 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
You're welcome :)
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bleedingxxbliss Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope it's alright, and please forgive me, but i've used this picture in a video i just made. I hope it serves it justice. I hope that's alright, sorry i couldn't ask before..i used many pictures and i particularly remember this one. If you'd like to see the video, let me know. Thank you!
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's perfectly fine, any way God wlil have it used -- thank you!

May I see the video? :)
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bleedingxxbliss Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You may, here's a link
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and thanks again! It's a longer video, but your picture is towards the end :) God Bless!
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow ... too amazing! Thank you for sharing that, it's beautiful!
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Magycmyste Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
I LOVE the atmosphere of this piece!

Beautiful.
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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Cealcrest Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
That's awesome. really.

Hey - I've never been Catholic and I love praying on my knees. Or face down on the ground. When I really have that awareness of utter dependence or total awe or just how unworthy I am... it just happens.
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Alchemy-of-the-Heart Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
I think this may be the single best thing I have yet found in the Christians group gallery. Everything is simply perfect and beautiful. The light, for instance, on Christ's feet and the girl's arm and face really draws attention to the light and beauty of redemption, of forgiveness. Your comments on blood - cleansing white, barely red - seem so perfect, so .... they make Scripture about the cleansing that comes by Jesus' blood easier to understand and visualize, and it's really beautiful.
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dhifferant Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
i agree 110%
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You boost my confidence in getting the message of this piece across -- I wasn't sure if I had succeeded ... But now I know that I didn't have to, because God succeeded for me. :)
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Alchemy-of-the-Heart Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
God likes to do that, doesn't He? "What's impossible with God?" "Nothing!!"
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SparrowsFlame Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I love how the verse looks carved into the cross and all the words all over the place. Very powerful! :w00t:
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
The Holy Spirit produces powerful stuff! :)
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SparrowsFlame Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: Yes, indeed!
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOAH! AWESOME! I can't say it enough. This picture is very moving. This soul is a property of Jesus too! And so is this heart. : D Thanks for putting up this piece Daughter of God. Do you mind if I favorite it?

VIVO CRISTO REY!!!!

God bless and Namarie!
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't mind! What God shares with me I want to be shared with others :)
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QueenGwen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
righteous...:)
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:iconchrishankhah:
Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
So be our God! :D
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LisaTheWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I did........ *soft look*

Wonderful piece.
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd celebrate with you, but I don't know how to do that in text. We'll have plenty of time in the next life, rejoice! :D
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LisaTheWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Most definitely! :highfive: :aww:
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clanassamite Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Really cool
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enigmaticscribble Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Very awesome...
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
God IS awesome! =D
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enigmaticscribble Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
God is very very awesome!
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Raven-Silver-Dagger Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
I have already reached and accepted, this is very true and the song touches many of us, my personal fave is I'll Fly Away ^^ from the old hem. books ^^
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember singing that song at bible camp, with the hand motions and everything. :)

Love the signatures. They are very much how I feel about this piece. :)
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Raven-Silver-Dagger Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
:blush: lol, Thanks ^^ at Bible camp we never did any hand motions, just sang ^^-- keep up the good work!
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
What kind of camp was it? :)

The one I worked at (I was a kitchen staff) was funded by evangelical free
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Raven-Silver-Dagger Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
oh, VBS Bible camp, during the summer, out around Van Buren, MO somewhere, don't remember the name of it, exactly, but i went there from 10-13 yrs old, then by 14 I got to be too old to attend, lol.
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Songwriter20 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
*crying* I love this so much! I don't know you, but you are such an amazing person who loves our creator. *hugs* I habe always wanted to do a piece like this, but I can't draw..hehe....
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:blushes:

God works through us in all kinds of ways. I'm sure His Spirit has inspired beautiful things from you! I have to hand the credit to Him, though thank you for the encouragement. It's always pleasant to know that He is using me well. :) :hugs:
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Songwriter20 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, He has given you a lot of talent. *hugs* God bless.
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Salena99 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
One of the most awesome songs ever writen. "What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!"
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Speaking of awesome songs...

Love the sig. Totally my ringtone. :)
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Salena99 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
Thanks! It's one of my favorite songs. Your sig's awesome too! Way to have a Bible referance!
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IanM Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
That is amazing! :D
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
God is amazing! :)
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JulietCapulet Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Absolutely beautiful. You are quite the artist! :]
<33
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:iconchrishankhah:
Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
God's the artist. I'm just imitating. :)
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UnshatteredFaith Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007   Photographer
There's something in that pulls me in.
I like it:)

May God's light shine over you, even when you may feel down.
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the encouragement. :)

If being down inspired this, it was a good down. It was a refreshing sensation. It was humbling and beautiful and I would want nothing more... And to think, that sense if but a fraction of the perfection we will one day experience. :)
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sleeping-mei Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
This is amazing and inspiring. :heart:
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
God's Spirit has that affect!
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Starstoryteller Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
0_0.......Chrish this is AWSOME! This kicks so much @ss!
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Chrishankhah Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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FAceleSS-21 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
oh my, *Chrishankhah.... This is just stunning!!!
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