Limestone Figure — 12” x 9” x 13”
Isaiah 53:4a (KJV)
“Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows;”
Matthew 11:28-30 (NAB)
“Come to me all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon your shoulders and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart. Your souls will find rest, for my yoke is easy and my burden light.”
Matthew 5:4 (NIV)
“Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.”
Limestone Birds — 26” x 18” x 13”
Psalm 84:1-3 (NIV)
“How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
O Lord Almighty, my King and my God.”
Isaiah 62:4, 5 (NAB)
“No more shall men call you “Forsaken,”
or your land “Desolate,”
But you shall be called “My Delight,”
and your land “Espoused.”
For the Lord delights in you,
and makes your land his spouse.
As a young man marries a virgin,
your Builder shall marry you,
As a bridegroom rejoices in his bride
so shall your God rejoice in you.”
Psalm 85:10-11 (NIV)
“Love and faithfulness meet together;
righteousness and peace kiss each other.
Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,
And righteousness looks down from heaven.” Psalm 43:3, 4 (NIV)
“Send forth your light and your truth,
let them guide me;
Let them bring me to your holy mountain,
to the place where you dwell.
Then will I go to the altar of God,
to God, my joy and my delight.
I will praise you with the harp,
O God, my God.”
Three Limestone Figures
Psalm 129:1-4 (NIV)
(1) “They have greatly oppressed me from my youth—
let Israel say—
they have greatly oppressed me from my youth,
but they have not gained the victory over me.
(2) Plowmen have plowed my back
and made their furrows long.
(3) But the Lord is righteous;
he has cut me free from the cords of
Psalm 146 (NIV)
“Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul.
I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Do not put your trust in princes,
in mortal men, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs,
they return to the ground;
on that very day their plans come to nothing. Blessed is he whose help is in the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
The Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them-
the Lord, who remains faithful forever.
He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
the Lord gives sight to the blind,
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the alien
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. The Lord reigns forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the Lord.”