"The Widow of Zarephath" Giclée Print
Image Size: 10" x 8"
Print Size: 11" x 9" (Image with 1/2" Border)
by Samantha Long
"The Widow of Zarephath" Giclée Print by Samantha Long
This giclée is printed on Moab Entrada Rag Natural archival artist paper, a 100% cotton smooth fine art paper, with Canon Lucia pigment inks. It is guaranteed not to fade for at least 100 years. The print is sold unframed with a 1/2" white border for framing ease.
“The Widow of Zarephath” is an illustration done for the book, Dear Divine Daughter. It is about the woman starving in Zarephath who, when entreated by Elijah the prophet, exercised faith in feeding him her last meal. In recognition of her sacrifice, the Lord blessed her that her cruse of oil would never fail whilst the famine lasted. As a Gentile in desperate times this woman is simply remarkable. Firstly she was Phoenician, meaning she was not of God’s covenant people. She had no obligation to serve this Israeli prophet nor any claim on his god for blessings. Despite this, she chose to give all she had to the Lord, and He, in turn, chose to bless her with sustenance. I depicted this unnamed woman holding her blessing from the Lord to remind us to hold on to our faith, even in times of great turmoil.