During a time of great wickedness the Lord sent the prophet Abinadi among a group
of people, as recorded in the Book of Mormon. Although he taught with clarity and
purity of the need for a Redeemer, and that He would come, his message was rejected,
and he was put to death at the command of the wicked king.
Abinadi, Abinadi, could I be brave like you?
Abinadi, Abinadi, could I be strong and true?
Could I stand up to wicked men and testify of Christ?
Could I refuse to call words back, regardless of the price?
Book of Mormon prophet Abinadi had been threatened with death previously, and, though
God gave him special protection while he delivered his message of repentance to the
wicked king and his court, he knew that when his mission was completed he would be
killed. Nevertheless, he said, “I must fulfill the commandments wherewith God has
commanded me. . . . Therefore I finish my message.”
“Real People – Real Power. Real Hero Posters strives to capture the spirit of real
heroes, the uniqueness of their world, the strength of their character, and the reality
of their heroism.
This painting depicts various aspects of the Atonement. It is based on Isaiah 53:2,
“For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground.”
The most wonderful work of God is the Atonement. The Father sent His Son “as a tender
plant” to suffer for our sins. The Savior made old become new, and He still continues
to do so with our lives. In the midst of the wasteland of the world, Christ is the
only way of light and life.
Each horsehair applied to my work reacts to the searing heat of the potter’s fire
in a predictable yet individual way, providing the beauty and character of the piece.
When we turn our lives over to Christ, the trials we endure mold us into the person
He knows we can become. Only after our final firing will our individual beauty and
glory shine forth.