These verses are lettered in the following styles: Fraktur, Uncial, Black Letter, Bookhand, Chancery Cursive, Simple Roman, and Copperplate (Engrossers Script). The colors include black for Numbers 6:24-26, red, blue, and green for the supporting verses for the three sections of the blessing, dark blue on light blue with gold trim for the surrounding verses from Psalm 62, and gold for the "LORD" and 'His".
Story Behind the Art
Several years ago, a lady from our church came to me with a long list of verses that she and her sister wanted me to letter for their dear friend. This friend of theirs and her husband and children had just moved to a new home. The husband was mowing in the back yard and some kind of insect bit him. Tragically, he died a few days later. This set of verses was intended to minister to this young wife with three children at a time of deep sorrow. The verses are arranged using the three sections of Numbers 6:24-26, with the first section in red showing God's keeping power, the second His grace in blue, and the third His peace in green. These three sets of verses are surrounded by verses from Psalm 62, with a light blue sky background and doves in the corners representing the Comforter, the Holy Spirit. The Lord has used this to minister to many. Praise the Lord!
24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
And they that know Thy name will put their trust in Thee: for Thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
II Corinthians 12:9a
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
1 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings.