Blessed are the Meek

August 9th, 2017

Mongolian Miss, oil over acrylic, 10×12. She’s no more meek than the rest of us can be, but as she was just completed, she can represent us. It’s one of a series of faces from around the world I’ve been working on of late, just because they’re so beautiful.
(Double-click to enlarge.)

“Blessed are the meek.” How incredibly counter-intuitive is that? But Jesus said it, and he could because he himself was meek. He doesn’t preach it without being it first . . . submitting completely, as he did, to the will of the Father . . . telling Peter to put away his meekless sword because he, Jesus, had to go through with what God had planned.

It’s not Trump, this meekness, nor anybody else, by our own nature.

But here’s the reward: “Inherit the earth.” How blessed is that???!!!

Not this earth, apparently, or not this earth at this time. This world is still being dominated by the non-meek. But those submissive to God, would they not have God’s eye? Would he not honor them, elevate them, reward them?

And what would that reward be? EVERYTHING! The whole earth! All that they have been deprived of till then.

Meekness, it’s not just a condition to be borne, but high goal with high reward.

And an easy one, really, if we just quit trying so hard.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5


  1. Mike Evans Aug 9, 2017
    12:49 pm


  2. Norm Aug 9, 2017
    2:54 pm

    The message, the painting, the color and tone… love it all, Hyatt. Truly a counter-cultural trait of character in our time.

  3. Trish Aug 9, 2017
    7:00 pm

    Enjoyed this Hyatt, thank you!

  4. Mabel Pittman Aug 9, 2017
    8:00 pm

    So beautiful! And how you remind us so many times of people from all around the world! Thank you for the reminder of the vastness of God’s mercy

  5. Wayne Aug 10, 2017
    6:21 am

    Excellent painting and meditation. Thanks

  6. Ginney Herbert Aug 10, 2017
    9:26 am

    Beautiful portrait. The blues are so pretty. Excellent message….whenever we feel powerless this is really something to hang on to!

  7. Rocky Aug 18, 2017
    2:03 pm

    The portrait is deeply touching and beautiful as is the message that follows. Thank you.