This VERY powerful Series is built upon a chapter of Scripture taken from Romans 5 | KJV – with a beginning which has four parts covering the first five verses.  The four combinations are listed below so we can each see them as pieces of the part which will make up the foundation for this Series.

“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:” “By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” “And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience;” “and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”
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Romans 5:1
Romans 5:2
Romans 5:3-4a
Romans 5:4b-5

Each of the four parts dump, if you will, into each other building into to give us the “because” give us Hope by realizing that the Holy Spirit is there to help us through each part.


The Original Image & Recipient

Getting this image “right” was a process which took much, much longer than anticipated.  Normally, especially for the person who has a flower garden in her office, the pieces developed for she and her husband come rather easily – for their favorite colors and flowers are already known. She likes daisies most of all, but have found that a rose snuck in there for good measure will be accepted too!  With this one though, the following comment was sent in an e-mail to her “other half” for an opinion with the first draft of the image:

“Have no idea why this one has been SO tough – and it has been, almost turmoil and odd and most unlike my normal challenges when putting together a piece even in the heat of things… Have just put it down, over and over with no real resolve until today (well, yesterday now).”

Finally, the right image became apparent to me, but it needed some adjusting – which is NOT my normal mode of operation, cleaning an image up of imperfections is one thing, but changing textures, well that is altering things a bit…  But it was just what was needed to make way for a four part Scripture placement. Four areas, four places to put things: Peace, Hope, Patience & Love.


The vase (Mason jar with ribbon handle) of daisy flowers is actually from Melissa’s Niece’s Wedding at Somerset Place the Civil War Historic Plantation in Creswell, NC on the edge of Phelps Lake.  Didn’t know what to do with the grass – part brown and part green.  My desire was to have the little “bouquet” pop right in the middle of chaos – that just might have happened… It is my hope that is what is conveyed.

After the image to use became clear, then the Encouragement wagon gathered steam – sure didn’t want her to think that I’d shirked my responsibility or opportunity to be an Encourager!  The Lord was having to teach me a lesson in the mean time that I’d only get if stopping, praying, waiting and listening would take place. He has ALWAYS delivered, it is too often me that has to back up over and over to get the address of the stopping place so to speak.

By the response of how the piece lined up with just what she had been praying, seeking wisdom and making way toward, the Holy Spirit has accomplished what was needed and ALL the HONOR goes to our Heavenly Father!


How This Series Applies To Each Of Us

Those first five (5) verses were and are just the beginning of what Romans 5:1-21 | KJV should mean to each of us as Christians.  The following phrase “walk” should help us realize just how powerful those Verses of Scripture really are.  (You may read them by going to the Series page)

  1. Justified by Faith
  2. We have Peace with God
  3. Access By Faith Into His Grace
  4. We Stand in His Grace
  5. Rejoice in Hope
  6. Glory in Tribulations
  7. Tribulation Worketh Patience
  8. Patience (worketh) Experience
  9. Experience (worketh) Hope
  10. Love of God is Shed in Our Hearts

These list the benefits and privileges each one of us can experience from being justified. < The word “justified” comes from the very top of the walk and what changes is listed in the last two words in No. 10, “Our Hearts” – ALL because of the Love of God!

There are a total of 19 images in this Series, this first one the “Original Print” and the remaining eighteen presented in the “Themed Prints” category.  Shows us from the Word of God how we can have “peace in the midst of conflict” – God’s Way!


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