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Titus 3:5-7 in Living Color

Dec 09, 2010

Titus 3:5-7 in Living Color

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,

Whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,

That having been justified by His grace, we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Titus 3:5-7

Recently, I was asked to create an art piece which will be hung in the baptismal area of a large church. It will be in a hallway where people wait as they prepare to make a public statement of their faith to the world. The finished piece is 4.5 ft by 8 ft…so it it BIG.

I love this scripture, which isn’t directly about baptism, but is packed with the message of the gospel and the work of the Holy Spirit. I’d been searching for weeks for just the “right” verse to use and just couldn’t seem to settle on one. And then I stumbled across Titus 3:5-7. It captured my imagination and immediately inspired me. In fact, in this little Bible passage you can see the work of each person of the Trinity if you look. Isn’t it AWESOME?? I grabbed my paints, said a prayer and went to work.

I wanted something bold: this is a bold step of faith that people are taking! And I wanted the composition and design to be inspiring, without being too overtly symbolic or cheesy. And I wanted to use my favorite colors – LOL!

This was the end result.

Let’s have some fun today: What do you see in this painting? What does the scripture I’ve chosen for it say to you? Do color and light inspire you spiritually like they do me? How has God’s grace been at work in your life? What colors would you choose to depict His work?

I’d love to read your responses!

Rachel Anne