• Frienship Pallete

True friends deserve to be recognised and celebrated! In an effort to say thank you to our besties, we ran the #YMIFriendlyReminders art challenge inviting our artists to send in their illustrations reflecting God’s gift of friendship. This fun activity was also a great way for our artists to form friendships with each other.  

We received a total of 30 artwork from artists living in India, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico, the UK, United States, and Nigeria. 

We enjoyed being flooded with their creativity, and we’re now thrilled to share a selection of their work with you. Each artwork is accompanied by a short reflection from the artist–on their friendships and their relationship with Jesus. 

So, go on and immerse yourself in their work, and may you leave inspired by their creativity. 

bird and week 01 banner
text: A verse / worship song which represents your friendship with your best friend
a frame with a drawing by @creatjoy.in

I’m so grateful for friends who’re always pointing me back to Jesus! 

My favourite Scripture is this: “The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense” Proverbs 27:9.  

Artwork by: @createjoy.in

a frame with a drawing by @tarenchan

1 Peter 3:8, “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate, and humble” is one of my favourite verses, because I feel these qualities are important “ingredients” for a flourishing friendship.

Artwork by: @tarenchan

a frame with a drawing by @iam_cherished

I treasure the fact that we can open up to each other and encourage one another in our friendship, just as 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up.”

Artwork by: @iam_cherished

bird and week 02 banner
text: Something about your friend / friendship that you want to thank God for
a frame with a drawing by @jungleofartillustration

Thank you God, for giving me the most beautiful gift in my life–friends who support me and are there for me in every moment of my life.

Artwork by: @jungleofartillustration

a frame with a drawing by @chlohew

I find that friendships often start with this question: “You too?”, with raised eyebrows and giggles as we realise there’s someone else who shares in our habits, tastes, or hobbies. And just like that, a new friendship is formed! 

The late American pastor Tim Keller once said, “Friendship requires a foundation, affinity, a common love, a common vision that can’t be created but only can be discovered”, and I want to celebrate these “discoveries” with my friends, both new and old. 

I’m really thankful for new friendships that happened at the perfect time, especially in my current life phase where it doesn’t happen as easily!

Artwork by: @chlohew

bird and week 03 banner
Text: Your friendship with Jesus
a frame with a drawing by @crece_ab

Jesus, you’re the “driver” of my life because you’re always looking out for the best route for me to take. With you by my side, I can just enjoy the ride and listen to good music. You’ve taught me to appreciate each “landscape” of my life, whether it’s a season of fullness or dryness, and on days when I feel alone, You sing over me so I know I’m not on my own.

I travel through life better with you, Jesus. And I love what Scripture says: “And He said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest” (Exodus 33:14, KJV). 

Artwork by: @crece_ab

a frame with a drawing by @yelloizmello

I took this line, “Lifter of the lowly, God, You meet me where I am”, from the song, “Jesus, What a Saviour” by Housefires. It reminds me that Jesus accepts me as I am, even though there are times I might disappoint Him.

Artwork by: @yelloizmello

bird and week 04 banner
Text: If tomorrow never comes, what do you wish to say / to do with your best friends?
a frame with a drawing by @willowsbyflowingstreams

I love sharing with my friends about how God provides opportunities for me to tell people about my faith. Stories like these encourage us to be bold in preaching the gospel, and declaring God’s faithfulness. If tomorrow never comes, proclaiming the good news of salvation should be the first and last thing we do before we meet our Maker.

Artwork by: @willowsbyflowingstreams

error: Content is protected.