"Wreath" - Day 13 of 30 Days of Rest
'with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.' (NASB, Ephesians 4:2-6)
The wreath is such a beautiful circle hung most often in doorways. To me is represents unity and a welcome of love. We are called to live in unity as a body of Christ. When Jesus is the focus and the gospel is the central message, we all come together as one. Today there continue to be many dividing walls between people. Human nature is no different in the modern age than it was in the first century; power, pride, and privilege still dominate in the kingdom of darkness. Unfortunately, many dividing walls also exist in the Christian community. Yet the gospel of Jesus Christ is just as powerful today in establishing peace. It doesn't matter what the barriers are, we can overcome them by recognizing that we all have our access to the Father through the same Spirit.
Rest in the unity of the Spirit.
Originally painted in acrylic on canvas.