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Moses said, “Please show me your glory.” And He said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The LORD.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.

~ Exodus 33:18–19


“Show Me Your Glory”
 

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Oil on linen
26″ × 42″

This painting’ title comes from Exodus 33:18, when Moses says to God, “Please show me Your Glory.” In Exodus 33:19–22, the LORD tells Moses that He will put him in a cleft of the rock, and cover him with His hand, to shield him as He passes by.

This large rock formation at El Matador State Beach acts as a shield for the setting sun — which, like the LORD God, is blinding if viewed directly. The blast of light glowing though the opening in the rock symbolizes God’s Glory.

This piece was exhibited at On Location in Malibu 2015 at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.

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Show Me Your Glory

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