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After searching galleries for the right piece of art for their prayer room, members of Fuller Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., found it amid their own congregation.

Artist John Knight, a member of Fuller Avenue CRC, recently presented his painting to the congregation.

He explains that the large circle reminds us of our Creator God in whose world we are privileged to worship him. Our link with God is symbolized by our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who redeemed us from our sins. The marks of his suffering and death are visible in his hands.

John Knight and his painting in his church’s prayer room

Jason Reiffer

Above the Christ figure is an image of the Holy Spirit, who does not merely hover over us but is actively involved worldwide by his life-giving presence.

The church window speaks of our community of believers, God’s sustaining, praying family. The rising sun points not only to Easter but also speaks of God’s assurance to walk with us each new day.

Knight began creating art for churches at age 17 in his home church in Wellandport, Ontario. He is currently a resident artist at Franciscan Life Process Center in Lowell, Mich.

Prayer groups meet several times weekly in Fuller Avenue CRC’s prayer room. Marlene Natelborg, the church’s prayer coordinator, said, “We really feel blessed to have this picture representing the Three in One.”

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