What would a Christian library be without a Christian artwork gallery?
Not a very good library in my books (pun intended).
A picture truly is worth a thousand words. Mel Gibson proved that phrase a thousand times over with his artwork in the Passion of the Christ. I’m a huge fan of art. I really appreciate the time and effort artists put into their work.
Being a writer, I understand the creative process, at least to a certain degree. An artist has the ability to express thoughts, concepts and ideas through words, colors, shapes, and imagery.
In my humble opinion, artists influenced by the Almighty Creator of the Universe have no equal. One needs to look no further than Michelangelo for proof of this statement. His beautiful renderings of the Bible stories on the Sistine Chapel provide the perfect example of what one can do with the power of God.
Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, I’ve never heard of anyone coming out of that building and honestly proclaim, “Man, they are terrible.”
In my humble opinion, artists influenced by the Almighty Creator of the Universe have no equal
That said, I’ll take this time to remind you, in the immortal words of Dr. “Bones” McCoy, “I’m a writer, not an artist.”
I hope you enjoy the gallery.
Crown of Thorns (by April Murphy, Canada)
The Crown of Thorns, on our Lord’s head, draws blood which joins the tears he sheds for those who deny him and are lost. God wants none to be lost. Call on him now!
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believeth on him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:17 God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Life’s Blood (by April Murphy, Canada)
This piece was inspired in the spring of 1985, after a winter of depression, which culminated in a reflection of what our sights should really be on.
The death of our Christ on the cross flanked by two other crosses. His death, resulting in new life for all who repent. The cross represents Christs unspeakable suffering on our behalf, the blooming flower at the bottom of the front cross represents new life offered to us if we just ask.
Bible verse: John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth on him should have everlasting
Abraham Worships God (by Tim Jones, Medina, Ohio)
Loved to draw as a child. For the past few years I have returned to it (it has returned to me?), along with using watercolors for added effect.
Almost 35 years after being saved, a long falling away from faith, a stint in the Air Force, janitorial and factory jobs, film making studies and writing, (and a slow, but wonderful return to God) I now see that our only legitimate purpose here on this planet is to know God and to make Him known. We ought to use whatever means God has given us in order to accomplish that.
“Abraham Worships God, is a small attempt to capture the strength of faith in the face of a situation where one might well wonder if they had gone mad (KILL my son..?).
We too often do not live inside the freedom Christ’s victory provides.
When we are born again, not only do we have the promise of eternal life, but are also enabled to live victorious lives here on earth through Jesus’s victory over sin and death and the world. Satan no longer has dominion over our lives, even though we very often forget this…