A Taste of Heaven

A Taste of Heaven

‘A Taste of Heaven’ is a picture by Leavon Bowman. Phyllis Thompson referring to John 6: 22-58, draws inspiration from the picture.

Phyllis writes: In my office you will find an inspiring portrait beautifully created by the skilful hands of Mr. Leavon Bowman. So fitting is the caption; “A Taste of Heaven”. Pictured are those gathered at a table in His presence. At this table you find all nationalities and walks of life. You find the senior as well as the young child. All are invited. No one is rejected. The rich, the poor, the successful, the outcast all are one in the same. It is only when humanity is all all-encompassing that we together make up the family of God. This portrait is a glimpse into what heaven will be like. A Taste of Heaven.”

These are just two examples of what many others have said:

Noel Moules, teacher, author, and founder of ‘Anvil Trust’

‘A Taste of Heaven’, is a unique painting capturing the power of communion within community. Shared table relationships flow; they intertwine childhood, maturity, gender, race and culture, celebrating freedom, unity and life in the presence of the risen Christ. Following his resurrection, Jesus ‘was known to them in the breaking of bread’ (Lk 24:35). Today this promise remains. Place this picture somewhere prominent. Be inspired, then share this meal and be transformed.’ 

Mark L. Williams, Lead Pastor North Cleveland Church of God

Perhaps no scene in Scripture more beautifully displays Jesus’ love for all and His all inclusive plan of redemption than the table which He shared with His disciples on the night He was betrayed.  That table, however, was fraught with prophetic anticipation of a day when Jesus would commune with saints from every kindred, nation, tongue and people. “A Taste of Heaven” beautifully adds to this anticipation and creates within my heart a longing for a Kingdom without borders”. 

Phyllis Thompson is the Education Director for the New Testament Church of God.

To enquire about buying limited edition print copies of ‘A Taste of Heaven’ call 01604  824233.

For fuller information and to see the print go to

https://www.cte.org.uk/Groups/313336/Home/News/Reflection_of_the/A_Taste_of/A_Taste_of.aspx

 

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