Wednesday, March 16, 2016

WOYWW: Even If!

 Here we go- I needed a young boy who looked adamant.
Did not find any picture like that.

 So I just traced this one, and changed his face.

 Now for the lettering.
I am too impatient and too lazy
to do what is needed for real calligraphy.

 So I fake it! 

 I just go over the downstrokes of my ordinary handwriting!

"Even if God whom we serve will not save us, know, O King, that we will not serve your god or worship the golden statues which you set up." Daniel 3:18
In the Book of Daniel we encounter a King who decrees that all his people worship his god, and bow down before a 90 ft. tall golden statue. Everyone obeys except three Jewish young men by the name of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. The King gets furious and ordered their presence before him. "I will have you thrown into the fiery furnace!!!" The three answer that their God can rescue them, but that, "Even if God whom we serve will not save us, know, O King, that we will not serve your god or worship the golden statues which you set up."

How admirable that these young men put no conditions on obeying and loving God! Many people, even long time preachers, have stopped believing in God and obeying Him because God did not fit into a box of their own making. "I'm not going to believe in God anymore because what kind of a god allows people to suffer?" Or, "I'm not going to church anymore because the creation story in Genesis is b****." The excuses can go on and on.
Twenty-one years after Charles "Chuck" Templeton became an evangelist, he declared himself an agnostic and he died an agnostic. He was quite a popular evangelist, and preached with Billy Graham. Many thought that he, not Billy Graham, would become the biggest evangelical preacher in history. Towards the end of his life, he was interviewed by Lee Strobel, the writer of "The Case for the Real Jesus". When asked about Jesus, Templeton became melancholy and said, "I adore Him. I miss Him." How sad that because Templeton couldn't explain everything in the Bible to his satisfaction, he turned away from his best friend! Lord, may I follow and obey even during times of testing, and even when I have doubts!


  1. How appropriate the lesson is for today's lifestyle where celebrity and consumerism is king.
    I've enjoyed your page once again Patsy.
    Lynn // 6 xx

  2. wow Patsy hadn't heard that story about Templeton how sad indeed.. rather like the rich young ruler who went away sorrowful for he had many possessions, both lost sight of the One Who died and rose again that men might live .. Who loved them dearly so very sad!

    and thanks for sharing
    Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x # 5

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  3. A beautiful piece of art with a beautiful bible quote.
    A really touching story too.
    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon xx #10

  4. Happy WOYWW Patsy. I enjoyed your page too, very touching. Your calligraphy is brilliant. Thanks for sharing. Lyns #17 xx

  5. May we each stay close to Jesus - knowing Him, getting to know Him more and more - so we won't be in the same sad place.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #16

  6. It helps to have gorgeous handwriting!! It's another great entry..this Bible is going to be even more priceless, if that's possible!

  7. I always worry about spoiling the page with my hadwriting but that's a great idea to go over the downstrokes - I will give that a try
    Happy WOYWW

  8. Your handwriting is amazing. And adding those down strokes is such a good idea.
    What a great message. We may not ever understand everything but we need to always have faith. God bless.
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #32

  9. Good morning. I love that story in the bible my girls watched veggies tales and that was the first video we owned and them being so young we played it over and over agian. Your art journal is amazing and your faux handwriting blows me away. Happy woyww Hugs }Anne L #36

  10. I love how your work in your journaling. So beautiful.

    Sharon K #45

  11. Beautiful journal work! Enjoyed your post!
    Happy Creative Day to you!

  12. Nice art work. Creative Blessings! Kelly #53

  13. AlWays So nice to visit your blog and see your lovely art.
    My son is in the Phillipines for work. He landed this morning. I am so jealous. I would have loved to come and visit you and see your beautiful art in real life.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #60

  14. Your bible quote pages are such a good idea and well done.
    I wish you a good weekend!
    Late WOYWW sussie nr 28


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:^) Patsy