Step Outside Your Box

Title: Step Outside Your Box
Materials: Illustration
Artwork by: Lara Sim
Description: Are you boxed up in a situation that you can’t seem to get out of? Sometimes, taking the first step out of our comfort zone to tackle issues can be a difficult choice to make. But when we call out to God in the midst of all our troubles, He reveals to us the freedom we can receive by trusting. Will you obey Him to take that first step?

 

Are you trapped in perfectionism?

Many of us are trapped in the habit of comparing ourselves to others. If she’s not prettier than me, she has a more exciting job as compared to me or has more friends than I do. Instead of trying to be the perfect person, focus your eyes on the Perfect God that we have. He wants to free us from being stuck in the middle of all of these doubts and negativity we surround ourselves with.

 

Are you trapped in fear?

Is fear a monster in your life, waiting to pounce and eat you whole? Are you unable to be vulnerable before others for fear of being judged? Do you find yourself always needing the approval of man? The easiest thing to do in such situations is to hide ourselves in the box. However, after hiding for too long, we can become trapped. He calls us into His loving arms—a safe place where there’s no need to hide before Him.

 

Are you trapped in anxiety and worry?

Are you worried about your future? Will I be able to find a good job? Will I be married one day? These thoughts can consume us from time to time, leaving us in despair or panic. However, when we allow these anxieties and worries to grip us, it prevents us from being able to move forward in life. Although we may still be afraid, we can trust in the One who is in full control of every situation.

 

Are you trapped in materialism?

Do you find great satisfaction when you shop for material things? Do you find it hard to be generous in giving to others? Even after buying all that you want, you know deep inside you that these will never satisfy. Take heart, you are not alone in such troubles. Perhaps it’s time to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness” (Matthew 6:33) and know for yourself the true satisfaction we can have in Christ alone.

 

Are you trapped in work pressures?

Another meeting? More deadlines? Got to get this done by today? Does this sound like you? Oftentimes, we are trapped under the overwhelming amount of work and are unable to escape. Some of us respond by being more driven by the fact that we are recognised for our ability to achieve the daily requirements, while the rest of us succumb to the stress of work. Either way, we fail to recognise that God calls us to rely on His strength daily and our calling to be a living testimony at work and beyond.

Together We Have Pun

Title: Together We Have Pun
Materials: Digital Illustration
Collaboration with: Geraldine Lai and Mei Hsien
Description: It is not always easy to maintain unity as a body of Christ. Perhaps in times of conflict, we can remember that together, we have one hope in the Lord, one faith and one baptism (Ephesians 4:4-6). With this understanding, we, as His children, can strive for unity together.

Let’s do our best in showing love to one another, having compassion for a brother/sister, striving to live in harmony and preserve peace. When we know our purpose for unity and are grounded in His Word, it becomes easier to bear with one another and to embody the true Body of Christ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy Tales and Stories Retold

Title: Fairy Tales and Stories Retold
Materials: Graphic Design
Collaboration with: 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