Stephen Watson creates a piece in response to the theme of “strangers” and the verses of Ephesians 3:1-7:
God’s Marvelous Plan for the Gentiles
For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—
Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets. This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.
I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power.
Plot Twist for Mutts, 2014,
wood, glass, mirror, LED lights, window blinds, and acrylic paint, 31.75” tall, 25.75” wide, 7.25” deep
From the Artist:
Through the gospel of Jesus, the Gentiles are fellow heirs with the Jews, members of the same body, and partakers of the same promises of God. Jesus redeems non-Jews—the mutts, the untouchables, the foreigners, the dark and wild ones—and includes them in the inheritance of the glorious riches of God. This unveiled mystery is the plot twist of all plot twists, the drawing back of the curtain, and the true light shining in the darkness.
Stephen Watson earned an M.F.A. in Art from The University of Alabama in 2013. He currently teaches for the art departments at The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa.
Image is copyrighted by the artist and used here by permission.