Search for Love

Title: Search for Love
Materials: Color Pencils
Artwork by: Moonsub Shin X YMI
Music from: www.bensound.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Best of Friends

Title: The Best of Friends
Materials: Watercolor Painting
Artwork by: Lara Sim X YMI
Description: Engage & Encourage. Forgive & Forget. Pray & Praise.

Our best friends are with us in the good times and the bad — to endure the struggles and celebrate the victories.

Think of a friend or friends whom you have been encouraged by and loved by. Tell them you appreciate them today!

 

 

Engage & Encourage

Is there a friend in your life that you have been meaning to catch up with but never seem to find the time? Do you know what your friends are facing? The good and the bad? Make it a goal to connect with each of your friends on a routine basis — even if it’s only a quick phone call or coffee over a lunch break. Invest time in the relationships that matter to you — building each other up with encouragement and love.

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24-25)

 

Forgive & Forget

Sometime friends disagree. It’s in these moments that we need to remember what makes our friends individually unique and special to us. It’s expected that we will not always see eye-to-eye but we can always agree on how to move beyond the issue at hand. Be open to conversation and seek understanding. Sincerely offer and receive forgiveness — just as Christ forgives us.

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Colossians 3:13)

 

Pray & Praise

What do you celebrate with your friends? True friendship is about sticking together when life seems to be falling apart and celebrating the victories and blessings that God provides when we don’t expect it. Our stories are our testimonies of God’s work in our lives. It’s important to share life with our friends as a reminder of God’s goodness and grace.

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. (Colossians 3:16)

 

 

Celebrating Timeless Truths

Title: Celebrating Timeless Truths 
Materials: Handlettering and Photography
Artwork by: Sahara (@thetinytruths)
Description: What is Christmas to you? Maybe it’s bring-and-share dinners, services at church or simply spending time with loved ones. Through this series of pictures, it shows how different scenes at Christmas do remind us of the timeless truths in God’s word. I hope they encourage you to find in them the reason to celebrate all year round and not just at Christmas!

 


“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:17‬ (NIV)

 

 


“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John‬ ‭1:5‬ (NIV)

 

“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭95:1 (NIV)

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:17‬ (NIV)

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:31‬ (NIV)

A Christmas of a Different Kind

Title: A Christmas of a different kind
Materials: Watercolour
Artwork by: Jasmine Wisz X YMI
Description: To many, Christmas is about the beautiful decorations, the exchanging of gifts and the scrumptious food. Cards and advertisements greet you with common sayings of “Merry Christmas”, “Have a jolly Christmas” and “Tis the season to be jolly” but almost never about the true meaning of Christmas.



JESUS CAME TO BE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Twinkling lights, sparkling glitter and shiny baubles have one thing in common: they shine and captivate our attention. This is what Jesus is meant to be. In John 8:12, Jesus said: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” How will you radiate His light this Christmas to others around you?

 

 

 

JESUS CAME AS THE GIFT OF GRACE
Whether a gift comes in a box, a stocking or just as it is, we receive it with gratitude. God gave us the gift of grace that came in the form of a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths in a manger—the gift that all mankind needs. Having received His indescribable gift (2 Cor 9:15), how will you share it with others?

 

 

 

JESUS CAME AS AN ATONING SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS
Animals used to be slaughtered as sacrifices to God (against their will). But Jesus did so willingly for you and I, by dying on the cross. By doing so, He has atoned for our every bitter thought and evil deed, so that we can come blameless and righteous before Him. This Christmas, let’s declare with our hearts filled with thanksgiving: “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29) How will you thank Him for His sacrifice this Christmas?

 

 

 

JESUS CAME TO DIE FOR US
Christmas trees are the centerpiece of the Christmas season. We adorn it with tinsel, top it with a star and encircle it with presents. If we strip it bare, top it with a sign that says: “King of the Jews” and encircle it with crying women—we get the scene of Jesus’s death on the cross.

“For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) How does knowing that He died for you personally change the way you celebrate Christmas?