Cup of Cold Water
Cup of Cold Water

Acrylic  18” x 24”  - Matthew 10:42

“And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.”

Water means life! When there is an abundance of water the critical edge of survival does not threaten us. The children in this image are living on the edge in Haiti. Their faces reflect the joy of receiving. The “edge” for them is having to walk miles and even hours each day for fresh water. Here, clustering together, they evoke an anticipation of something wonderful. That same anticipation might be seen among North American kids gathered around a vendor giving away free ice-cream. These children, however, are receiving the gift of life, a cup of cold water from a pump set up in their own village.

The superimposed image of a water pump above the trees represents a hope and a dream that this gift of water could be given. The hand outstretched to give the water is of one of their own in the community and represents the part of the dream that is owned and actually sustainable by the people of Haiti. And so, light and life seem to emanate from the water being passed to the children. To Haiti with love...

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