It took him three and a half years of working daily and toiling arduously to finish me, but he did it. In the early summer of 1504, I, David, was completed. Standing erect in mighty majesty, I was a symbol of hope for the Florentine Renaissance, a budding revival of great human achievement that was endangered by the iron-fisted traditionalists of Italy. Michelangelo explained to me as he worked that the man I depicted had been a courageous defender of the truth and of God's kingdom long ago. As a boy, this David had faced a foe many times his size and strength. I was created to remind the good people of Florence that no obstacle is insurmountable when we put ourselves in the Hands of God, the Great Creator and Master.
|We truly are our Master's masterpiece.|
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