Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:1-5 NKJV)
Spirit of God supplies.
Paul layers foundational truth upon truth in this passage. To show us the deep, deep love of Jesus poured out through the Holy Spirit by the design of the Father.
In my art work, I challenged myself to re-examine how the layers go together. Mix-up the order to see what emerges. Click here to see how the process informed my decisions.
The layering process reminded me how faith focuses our ability to glorify God. And as we take each step to trust Him, God adds depth and texture to our lives through the praisings and the sufferings with the results always being more hope, peace and love combined with perserverance, character and faith.
What layer most appeals to you this week, as we keep pace with Lent?