The Mother Ship

by Pamela Diaz Martinez

Detail of Observed and Recorded Permutation of The Holy Spirit XIII

Observed and Recorded Permutation of The Holy Spirit XIII

Last but not least Image #13

Physical Inspiration: The Effects of Wind

In October of 2008, my job sent me to Vegas. I walked outside during the day and saw my transportation, a black SUV, and jumped in. The driver and I were stopped, waiting for the traffic to move, at once, the wind moved the trees violently outside the SUV windows. I took notice of their movement, immediately memory brought to my attention that I had dreamt about kites the night before. The first inklings of my love for things that are affected by wind, began. Dust storms and tornadoes came later. Wind is invisible and yet all humans understand, can see, articulate and measure it's effects.       

Spiritual Inspiration: The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8)

I mentioned this verse one other time but this time I would like to focus on what Jesus was explaining to a very learned man named Nicodemus. Jesus said that everyone has to be born again to see heaven. This was a radical thing to say to a man who was an esteemed bible student and held a position in Jewish society that few held because of his bible knowledge and wisdom. This statement from Jesus applies to everyone today. Jesus chose a physical phenomenon that everyone understands to illustrate a spiritual concept that everyone can receive.

Jesus was saying that if you are "born again" you know the effects the his Holy Spirit in your life. Just like the wind is invisible his Holy Spirit is invisible. All humans understand wind, can see, articulate and measure it's effects. And, the same is true for a person who is "born again". We have the assurance that the effects of a life transformed by Jesus Christ can be seen, articulated and measured and thus the impetus for all 13 of these erasings.         

The End.

P.S. My photographer titled this, "The Mother Ship" because it has bits and pieces of all the other images. If you don't know Jesus personally and consider him your Savior, pray and ask him into your heart...or call me and I can pray with you. (858.663.8481)

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Title: Observed and Recorded Permutation of The Holy Spirit - XIII

40 inches x 82 inches-pastel erasing on dura-lar

Location: Bakersfield Museum of Art

Event: #OpeningReception Extended