Many individuals associate faith and hope with religion and find support and direction in their faith in God. It may take many forms, such as regularly attending church, praying, volunteering, and giving back to the community.
For Christians, Jesus Christ’s life is a powerful illustration of faith and hope in action. Jesus’ selfless death on the cross is a testimony of love and salvation–the strength of faith and hope.
Meet some of our resident artists have depicted faith and hope in their work.
Ket Carbonilla got the inspiration for “Ask. Seek. Knock.” from the Bible verse, Matthew 7:7-8, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
“Prayer can also be a visual experience. I always want to touch hearts, inspire faith, and instill hope. To convey messages and to share stories through images and colors,” said Carbonilla.
“Its background is composed of waves and blue hues, inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night,’ my favorite painting.”
Abelardo Maceda Jr.’s “Abot Kamay” portrays the lives of Filipinos during the challenging times of the pandemic. The experience of being confined to their homes was a difficult one, but amidst this hardship, some things made their lives easier. These included food deliveries, online selling, spending time with their families, and, most importantly, their faith in God.
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-Toby Denise Concepcion