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When I saw this picture of a sculpture in Philadelphia, I immediately thought of 2015.

The name of the sculpture is “Freedom,” by Zenos Frudakis.

Such movement . . . such beauty . . . such expression.

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“Although there are four figures represented, the work is really one figure moving from left to right. The composition develops from left to right beginning with a kind of mummy/death like captive figure locked into its background. In the second frame, the figure, reminiscent of Michaelangelo’sRebellious Slave, begins to stir and struggle to escape. The figure in the third frame has torn himself from the wall that held him captive and is stepping out, reaching for freedom. In the fourth frame, the figure is entirely free, victorious, arms outstretched, completely away from the wall and from the grave space he left behind.”  Zenos Frudakis

I’m not into New Year’s Resolutions, but I certainly believe in hope.

There is always hope.

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10.23 NIV

 

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