ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©
A few years ago, my husband Paul, was commissioned to paint a mural in the commons area of our church’s Christian Day School. The mural was the center piece of several smaller paintings which were painted around the school by students who had a flare for art.
The choice for the great I AM was made. God is so many things to us. He is our encourager, our comforter, salvation, our Father, Creator, guide and so much more. In the New Testament, we’re introduced to His Son, Jesus. He was there at the beginning, along with the Holy Spirit and God, the Father. Three individual entities, yet One God.
Jesus was sent to earth to fulfill a promise made to man in the Garden of Eden. He would crush the serpent and the serpent would in turn bruise Him. He would also provide for our earthly and spiritual needs. He suffered great humiliation as He walked the earth as a man, but He never lost sight of His mission. He came to save the world from the guilt of sin.
By His wounds we are healed.
He also tells us this, “Before Abraham was born, I am.” He is, He was and He always will be.
“I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger.” John 6:35
“I am the light of the world; he who fallows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12
“I am the gate; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” John 10:9
“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for His sheep.” John 10:11
“I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies.” John 11:25
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.” John 14:6
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.” John 15:1
The Holy Trinity is difficult to understand. To most it seems impossible, but through faith, we believe, because God tells us it is true.
The mural contains many hidden scenes depicting who God is. They’re blended into a montage of sorts. God clearly states who He is. We have to search the scriptures to find Him, but He is there. Whenever we aren’t clear about that, turn to His Word to discover who He is and how He works within and through us every day.