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2013 Thomas Kinkade Limited Edition Catalog (g)

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Inspirational Selfless Service ���There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends,��� a divine truism emblematic of the foundational bonds that undergird and inextricably link our nation. Nowhere has that love been more vividly expressed than in the selfless sacrifice of our beloved first responders ... and especially in the nobility of our firefighters. Their own mantra, eloquently expressed in A.W. ���Smokey��� Linn���s ���Firemen's Prayer,��� is a moving oath and testament to the humanity and honor of our firefighting brothers and sisters. Through its expressions, their character is truly revealed as they selflessly put others above self... Selfless Service | 2011 Image Sizes 12" x 9", 16" x 12", 24" x 18", 34" x 25.5" Walk of Faith Walk of Faith | 2011 Image Sizes 12" x 18", 18" x 27", 24" x 36", 28" x 42", 40" x 60" I remember seeing a painting of a similar subject in a church as I was growing up and the image has always stuck with me. Perhaps I realized then that this was my chance to create a composition reinterpreting this scene. Here we see Jesus strolling comfortably with Peter. In his hands, Peter holds the symbolic keys to God's kingdom. What truths and insights could they be sharing? How marvelous to have the chance to listen in on the kind and insightful words of the Savior as He patiently shares wisdom with those He loves. 173

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