A new season of artworks begins with my chief source of inspiration – the Word of God.
“In the Beginning was the Word”, 80x60cm (31.4″x23.6″), Oil on Canvas
This painting is currently unframed, but I can get it framed, or make recommendations about framing.
We often hear these verses at Christmas Carol services, and in the winter-time, it is comforting to think of the light that shines in the darkness. It makes us think of good triumphing over evil, even though the world we live in is far from perfect.
For me, these verses go further and deeper than just a comforting idea. The origin of all creative energy is the inspiration for this painting. God intentionally created this world and humanity to be good, and he has made a relationship with him possible for us, through coming to us in the form of a man, Jesus Christ, his Son.
These words are about Jesus. He is the Word of God. It’s so easy to receive his forgiveness, blessing, love, peace and life, if we say a sincere “yes” to Him in our heart.
It’s been proved by scientists that at the moment of human conception, there’s a flash of light. Many believe this is the spirit being formed in the embryo. The light of Jesus is in each one of us. I pray that His light will shine brighter in you today, and that you receive everything you need from Him to live a pure and productive life in front of Him.
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“In the Beginning was the Word” greeting card
Why not try something a bit different this year with these eternal words from the Gospel of John. If you're looking for something more thought-provoking and meaningful than the average Christmas greeting card, this is the one for you. This card can be sent any time of year, but especially during the Christmas/New Year/Winter season.
Flowing lines have been incorporated into the ancient-looking text to help communicate the timeless power of the spoken words of Jesus. The New Testament was written in Greek, but Hebrew is closer to what Jesus would have actually spoken. This is the transliteration:
“Ha ruach hi hamechaiah: habasar einu mo-il klum. Ha dvarim she debarti alechem ruach hem ve chaim.
I’ve been meditating on verses like these for a while. Words spoken the way Jesus spoke them contain spiritual and creative energy. In the book of Genesis we read that God made the universe by speaking words.
John equates Jesus as the physical embodiment of the Word. In the first few lines of his Gospel he says that the Word (Jesus) was in the beginning and that through him all things were made.
In a similar way, Colossians 1:16 says that in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…all things have been created through him and for him.
Hebrews 11:3 puts it even more clearly. “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
Words are the parent force.
It is my conviction that those of us who believe and who love the Lord should be speaking His words like He did and doing the same works that He did, to show people how much God loves them.
We can do this when we don’t doubt (Mark 11:23) and when we co-operate with the Holy Spirit, who energises – gives real, lasting, genuine life – to everything.
Spirit and Life (John 6:63)
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Spirit and Life Greeting Card