Matthew 5:1-12 (The Beatitudes)
Matthew 5:1-12 is lettered in the Fraktur style, beginning with black ink and transitioning to red by the last verses. The words "Blessed" and "Rejoice" are highlighted in gold. These verses are surrounded by the blessing pronounced in Psalm 1:1-3 to the one who meditates on God's Word, and are lettered in the Uncial style with black ink on top of a gold band
Story Behind the Art
Jeremy Hershberger, a friend in Ohio, had done a good bit of work on our house for absolutely no charge. To show our gratitude, I asked what verse their family might like lettered. They wanted the Beatitudes done with black, red, and gold. I added the Psalm 1:1-3 verses to wrap around the Beatitudes. I was especially glad to do these verses, since we had memorized and studied them in our home education with the Advanced Training Institute.