Since someone took a piece of charcoal and scraped a picture on the cave wall, art tells the stories words can't express. Artists have painted the truths found in the Bible since they heard them, likely before Paul wrote his letters to mankind. Art lifts the spirit. Color and inspiration come from God.
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.
The following tell the story of Mary Magdalene at the tomb.
Mary Magdalene went to the tomb with another Mary (Matthew 28:1) to find Jesus gone. Artist after artist interpreted the scene. The illustration above lists no painter anywhere. I'm unable to read the signature.
Artists lose publicity that might inspire the public to buy their work because their identities remain a mystery. Artists deserve their hire.
This jolly painting by He Qi shows the variety of style possible for these familiar scenes.
Three visions by three artists.
Three people who expressed their love of the Lord in paint.
Dear Lord, Thank You for the gifts You give to each of us; craft, music, art, and so much more, to bring us joy.