Fairy Tales and Stories Retold

Title: Fairy Tales and Stories Retold
Materials: Graphic Design
Artwork by: Geraldine Lai and Mei Hsien
Description: Recognise these? We typically love immersing ourselves in these world of fantasy with enchanting characters and magic. We subconsciously pick up lessons from these familiar stories and they can range from morals to basic principles.

What if your favourite fairy tales and stories were retold with a slight twist? What changes will we see when we see them from a Christian perspective?

The next time you read or watch a fairy tale, think deeper. Share with us what other stories can be retold differently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wind

Title: Wind
Materials: Watercolor
Artwork by: Flora
Description: 

God is like the wind
You can’t see him but

You feel it in your face
Your hair your everything

He moves you when you
Least expect it and then

You don’t see a thing
Just a feeling from within

And then you ask yourself
Is this a dream or am I

Getting closer to Him
I guess He’s like the wind

The rainbow the sun the stars
The moon and everything therein!

Poem written by Antonie DeJong

A Season for Everything

Title: A Season for Everything
Materials: Illustration and digital coloring
Artwork by: Lara Sim
Description: Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. Just like how there are four seasons in some countries, all of us also go through different seasons in our lives. Even as we race through life at our own pace, there are times when we do not see everything that’s ahead of us so clearly. However, we can rest in the knowledge that these seasons come and go.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

In Jeremiah 29:11, it was said that the Israelites did not know where they were heading after their exile, but God’s plans for them were for their ultimate welfare, and they can rest in that hope as God fulfills His promises.

Regardless of the season we’re in, we can be sure that there is much to learn in every season of life.

 

SUMMER

With God, we can give thanks in all circumstances

Summer calls for us to get outdoors to enjoy the sun and have fun. We often look forward to the summertime of our lives but it’s also the season that is most short-lived. We thank God for the happy and enjoyable moments in life, but we can extend our joy beyond the good times to all circumstances, because our Lord is good all the time.

 

AUTUMN

With God, we can face the challenges of change

Changes happen in autumn–leaves start to change from their evergreen state into orange and start to fall. We tend to miss the good and smooth-sailing times when things get challenging. However, we can look towards our unchanging and faithful God to face whatever changes that come our way, because we know that He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

 

WINTER

With God, we can take comfort when times are difficult

The wintry chills and gloomy season leaves us pining for warmth and comfort. We can only prepare ourselves so much for what is to come our way, but we can draw closer to God in His constant warmth and comforting embrace in our times of discomfort and trouble. He is a God who knows us each by name and surely knows what we are going through.

 

SPRING

With God, new beginnings are possible

The grass becomes greener, flowers start to bloom, birds start to sing and you feel a spring in your step. Bad times don’t usually last. When things start looking up, we start to feel hopeful and positive. Let’s remember that it is God who made all things possible and constantly be grateful for what He has done for us.

Grace Upon Grace

Title: Grace Upon Grace
Materials: Hand-lettering
Description: 
What exactly is Grace? What does Grace mean to you? How have you personally experienced God’s grace in your life?

Here are a selection of quotes about “Grace” which were done at a recent handlettering jam session in Singapore. May it encourage, provoke, and move us to give praise to the giver of Grace.

 

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Grace to me is something God gives freely to an undeserving person like me. I believe that God’s grace is sufficient for someone who’s insufficient and weak like myself. There were times where I felt completely defeated in my own circumstances but because God is a God of grace, He gives strength to the weak. Only His grace can meet my needs and it is available all the time for me. – “Grace is the power to fulfill what we lack” (David Guzik)

Artwork by Esther (@doodleswithjoy)

 

 

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My chains are gone, my debt is paid
From death to life, and grace to grace
– Grace to Grace, Hillsong Worship –

I love this song because it reminds me that I am nothing if not for the Cross. Without Jesus, I would be hurt, broken and barely just going through life. But because of Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, I can live with purpose.

Artwork by Wan Ting (@tingthepro)

 

 

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I’m not the best at my studies, but God was there. I’ve given into temptation on many occasions, still, He was there. With His gentle whisper and reminder of His grace, I was able to make a change. I’ve made a big step in my life’s direction at the age of 21, but God never left. I know I’m living in grace each day. I’ve been through heartbreak and heartaches, but God allowed for it. so that I could feel His grace. Without God’s grace, there is really nothing I can do.

Artwork by Vania

 

 

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Everytime I see my limitations and failures, I always feel disappointed with myself. I think I will never be good enough to do a significant work. This quote reminds me that God’s grace is enough to use a broken person like me in a meaningful way.

Artwork by Meliana Sari Dewi (@melianasaridewi)

 

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Living as a Christian in a fast-paced life can be exhausting at times. At times, we find ourselves being overwhelmed by tasks, deadlines or perhaps – expectations from people around us.  Sometimes, we forget that the Holy Spirit is the source of our power and find ourselves in a place where our well-intentioned diligence has become striving.

Yet, whenever we are put in a situation like this, we can be reminded that God has given us His unmerited favor- grace. We can be assured that His grace is enough for us, even when we feel so powerless, simply because His grace made us stronger in our weakest moments.

Artwork by Ika (@scriptography)

 

 

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During the good and the bad, when I’m weak, hurting or struggling, His grace is always enough. And because of His grace, I have the reassuring peace and hope in knowing that He is always in control, in every situation of my life. Only by His unfailing grace can I get through every day. His grace is sufficient for me, for His power is made perfect in my weakness.

Artwork by Janelle (@thehopeletter)

 

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“Why am I not perfect? Why do I have this flaw?” When in lack, I’m always reminded of the fact that I’m like clay, being molded to perfection but not destroyed, because of God’s abundant grace.

His grace empowers me to carry on. It brings me to a place of recognizing my lack at the feet of the cross. Moreover, when I experience the abundance of His grace, I can never remain at the same place. I draw closer to Jesus, and I draw closer to perfection.

Artwork by Faith (@chffaith)

 

 

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I do what I do, because of what I’ve received. The experiences I’ve gone through, people I’ve met and divine revelations I’ve experienced, screamed for a voice. Sharing these lessons through brush lettering gave me that voice. This ability was, and still is, a gift of grace and there is no better way to respond to such grace than by sharing it with the community, so that it multiplies. I do what I do, because I have received by his grace.

Artwork by Alicia (@alyletters)