God’s Heart to My Heart Scripture Contest Entry by Padlewska
Submission by: Anissa Szeto-Padlewska and Maya Padlewska
Art Title: Rooted in Love
Acrylic on Canvas 18” X 24”
In the last two years, people have been divided more than ever. Many people are spiritually depleted. People are fighting one another while losing sight of their values and priorities. In the days leading up to February 18, 2022, God spoke to me through Ephesians 3:17-18：
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and height and depth,
I wrote these verses down on a piece of cardboard, willing to share his love and message with anyone who will listen. Instead I was greeted with a dark cloud of violent armed force. I personally witnessed peaceful Canadians being physically attacked by this dark force. Clenching onto my little piece of cardboard, I felt like my light was disappearing through my pierced soul, I was in tears, there was so much darkness, but a voice appeared to my left. A stranger simply said, “Does anyone know the Lord’s prayer?”. A group of about six of us, strangers to each other, prayed the lord’s prayer while chaos was unfolding in front of our eyes. Our faith kept us rooted in love and reminded us that nothing can surpass God’s love. So, I fell to my knees and offered my empty vessel to be filled with God’s Love and I will faithfully follow his will.
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