Mixed media (Pencil, Watercolor, and Adobe Photoshop), Personal Work, 2014
Surrender was made to show how surrendering to God can liberate a person from his own insecurities, weaknesses, doubts, and fears. Moreover, it delves on dying to the self and letting go of all the vanities one has within. Lastly, it’s about the value of humility and how it speaks more of bravery rather than cowardice or frailty.
Speaking of frailty, let me share that “Surrender” was inspired by Paul the Apostle’s second letter to the Corinthians. A friend once told me that I should read it when I would go through bleak times, so I did, and I’m very thankful as to what I found in that Book.
The particular verse that I attribute to for the moral in “Surrender” is 2 Corinthians 12:8-10: “Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”