Wednesday, February 03, 2016

WOYWW: The Most Powerful Force in the World!

I found some forgotten canvases in the corner of my craft room.
So I decided to work on it. I outlined some flowers with my white Uniball pen.

Then I painted the background white.

Far from finished, but I like where it's going!

"..mine eyes have seen your salvation.." Luke 2:30
The story of Simeon is just a side story in the Bible, a mere 11 lines, but it can be very reassuring for us, and especially for those who are growing older (which is every one of us!!!) The Holy Spirit revealed to Simeon that he would not see death before he had seen the Messiah, the Anointed One. And the first time Jesus was brought into the Temple in Jerusalem, there was Simeon, no doubt prodded by the Spirit. What fullness Simeon felt, we can only imagine as he held the baby Jesus in his arms. "You can let me depart in peace," Simeon sang, "for my eyes have seen Your salvation!"

What a privilege Simeon was given by God! But we too can have that same gift of seeing the salvation God has promised. Jesus said in the 11th chapter of John, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who believes in Me will never die." We just need to wait patiently like Simeon, and hope, pray and believe!

"Is not this the carpenter?" Mark 6:3
If you grow up in a town or 500 or so, you know everybody and everybody knows you. When Jesus visits Nazareth, you would think Jesus would be welcomed like the hometown hero! They were curious enough to listen to him in the synagogue, and many of them were astonished. The word used here is equivalent to "many of them were blown away by what He said". Instead of opening their hearts to His life giving Words, they closed their minds because they knew who He was! "Is this not the carpenter? Did we not see him grow up? Don't we know His family? Is He not Joseph and Mary's Son?"

And so unbelief and doubt and skepticism prevailed. Jesus could not do any miracles in Nazareth because of the lack of faith that hovered over the town. Faith is a powerful force but so is unbelief. Because Eve did not believe, the whole of humanity was cursed. There is so much anti-Christ sentiment in the world today. Is it any wonder that there are so many problems that are impossible for man to solve? We need miracles. We need God to do the impossible. And that needs the most powerful force in the world- FAITH!

Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit for a 
peek at desks and projects!

I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:



  1. great canvas! look forward to seeing it develop Helen #2

  2. Funny enough I found some canvasses under the bed this week, yes I'm still clearing and sorting. Don't think I'll get round to painting for a bit though.
    Have a good week
    Lynn 10 Xx

  3. The canvass is lovely. Anne x #19

  4. I like where it's going too...knowing you use something as simple as a Uniball gives me more soon!

  5. lovely canvases. Vicky #9

  6. I love visiting here. Keep up the good work for God's glory! Blessings upon blessings!

  7. Beautiful paintings. You do such lovely work!

    Happy WOYWW

    Sharon K #44

  8. The white in the background is perfect - I love all the color! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #44

  9. beautiful canvases and artwork. You are so inspiring. I am a little late getting around but I made it! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week. Vickie #71

  10. So beautiful, friend. I loved this piece. You're art is amazing and you make it look like anyone can do it. I'm sure mine would not turn out this way. God has truly gifted you and I am excited you are sharing with us at Sitting Among Friends on Wednesdays. Have a wonderful week. I look forward to seeing you again next week.

  11. Such beautiful are very talented!


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