The Lord will fight for you Bible verse wall art, alcohol ink painting, Deuteronomy 1:30-31
In September 2023, I had my third baby, Evangeline. I’d had a healthy pregnancy and delivery, and so it was absolutely terrifying when 24 hours after birth, Evangeline began to seizure and stopped breathing. She went into septic shock and we spent an unexpected three weeks with her fighting for her life in the NICU, and seven weeks total in the hospital. It was brutal, and Jesus was with us.
While in the hospital, one of the scriptures people texted me was Deuteronomy 1:30-31, about how the Lord fights for us. But when I opened it in my Bible, I fixated on a line I’d never paid attention to before: the Lord would carry us as a man carries his son. Immediate tears dropped on the page as a specific photograph came to mind: my husband, Dan, holding my son, Cassius, when he was a year old, Dan's strength + size + character providing every ounce of assurance Cassius could need. How was God going to fight for us? How was He going to carry me through this tragedy? As a man carries his son. As Dan would carry Cassius: with tenderness engulfed in strength, with arms that are everlasting, with a firm grip on heart + mind when both threaten to cave. The Lord fought for me, yes, as a warrior, but moreso, as a father. I was not alone and defenseless on the sidelines; I was carried.
You can read more of Evangeline's miraculous story on my Instagram page, @kristindurandesigns.
This is a print of my original alcohol ink Bible verse wall art, printed on heavyweight cardstock with cardboard backing for safe protection. Size 11x14, unframed