The focus verse that was used for this year’s Summit is Esther 4:14b.

Esther 4:14b  and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

In the last couple months, our pastor taught through the book of Esther. Wow. I loved learning and applying what was being taught. In Esther, God’s name is never mentioned. God is represented by Providence. Esther was created to be queen to save the children of Israel from annihilation.

During the teaching on Esther, the topic of providence and purpose in each of our lives was heavily implied. This can be a difficult topic for me when I am in the throws of depression from Seasonal Affective Disorder, but knowing the truth, that God has a purpose even for me while I am dealing with depression, helps me to find joy within my winter days.

And here is step by step, Providence:

5 thoughts on “Providence

  1. regina says:

    What a generous gift you are sharing with your congregation. You have been so creative in you use of collage materials to enhance your painting.

  2. Acceptance-with-Joy says:

    Amanda… Beautiful works of art! Our church has a church plant in Izmir, Turkey. So, the map of Turkey on Purpose was especially meaningful. And, I really love the bird on this piece. The writing on it gives the illusion of it being a mosaic. I am continuing to be amazed by your talent and how God is using it!

  3. Kiva, Farmstead Lady says:

    All the times that I have read Esther, I don’t think I ever realized that God’s name wasn’t mentioned…wow…..providence, like that title and love the work especially the bird. May God continue to bless your hands and heart.

  4. Anna says:

    Really stirring. The book of Esther is such a magnificent literary piece as well as an example of God’s sovereignty.

    Your work is so intriguing!

  5. blendedcolors says:

    HEY!! you are great at step by steps…. we should start a step by step blog. 🙂
    i love this one too! it’s awsome amanda!

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