City on the Hill/ Painting by Quakertown Artist

Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.

A city on a big mountain or hill is viewable for everyone around to see. The city can’t hide whether it is a pleasant sight to see or an eyesore.

Your life and person-hood is the same way…people all around are viewing your actions. How you make them feel. Whether we like it or not, people are watching our lives. Our actions and how we treat people are crucial.

This painting was inspired by this concept. I hope it encourages us to stop and ask ourselves:

How do I portray myself to the people around me? My partner? My children? My co-workers?

Do I bring light and encouragement? Or people feel discouraged around me?

Do people of all lifestyles feel safe around me? Or do they feel condemned or judged?

These are important things to consider because these are the things that matter in life.

Bobbi Shaw Arts

This past weekend, I went on my weekly hike. I decided to explore the Columbia trail in High Bridge, New Jersey. It was so cool because many locals made many set ups of mini houses and gnomes. This particular set up caught me eye because it reminded of this very painting. I love how the church was included.

I also included a mini church in my painting. It is to represent what the church is SUPPOSED to be: a light of the world. Although, sadly, I feel like the American Church has lost that vision, hopefully we as a people can be that light as Jesus originally called us to be.

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