"Peace I Give You" - 24 x 20 inches acrylic on canvas
Painted for my Collectors Club special edition fine art print | July 2020
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” John 14: 27
“When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth.” Genesis 8: 11
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 6-7
In the times we are living in, there is a desperate need for peace. As I prayed into this month’s painting, the word I kept hearing was peace. I saw this painting in my mind as I prayed and started digging into Scripture about the elements of the composition. The only true peace can be found in Jesus, he is the Prince of Peace. Worldly peace isn’t sufficient, it won’t last. No one except the Lord can bring everlasting peace. For those abiding in him, they will have peace that surpasses understanding; an unshakable peace that keeps us grounded in times of trouble and uncertainty. God’s peace will keep our minds and heart focused on the eternal, on hope and on God’s plans rather than the world of anxiety and fear. God’s peace guards us from allowing the enemy into our emotional and mental state. His peace gives us rest.
Original artwork, acrylic on stretched canvas. Wrapped edges are painted white. Adding a beautiful custom frame will give your new painting added elegance, but is not necessary if you prefer the raw edge look.