The Best is Yet to Come
This piece uses a variety of colors and calligraphy styles. The thoroughly Scriptural theme is surrounded by encouraging and supporting verses. The foundation of this truth is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (done in gold), so the II Peter 1:11 passage is at the base. This verse, plus the statement "The Best Is Yet to Come" make up a triangle which points to heaven. Psalm 73:24 at the top in blue (for heaven) speaks of being with Him forever. The colors for this piece are the colors used in the tabernacle - gold, scarlet, blue, and purple. The word "BEST" is done with Lombaric letters using Celtic knots to symbolize being tied to the Lord forever!
Story Behind the Art
When I was in college, James Witt got me started on a Scripture memory program that benefited my life more than I can explain. He has blessed many people in the course of his life. He died and went to be with his Savior on September 12, 2014. As his wife was missing him especially badly, the phrase "The Best Is Yet to Come" came to her mind and greatly encouraged her. She wrote me and asked me to letter that phrase plus a list of verses. I called Linnea with some questions but she was not home. Instead, I heard James' voice asking me to leave a message after which he quoted Psalm 73:24 - Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel and afterward receive me to glory. I added this verse plus II Peter 1:11 and got the final manuscript to Linnea by the anniversary of James' death. All the verses are KJV.
The BEST is yet to come!
(Part or all of the following verses are lettered)
Colossians 3:1 - Seek those things which are above
Colossians 3:2 - Set your affection on things above
Psalm 73:24 - Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
II Corinthians 4:18 - The things which are not seen are eternal.
John 14:2 - In my Father's house are many mansions.
Psalm 126:5 - They that sow in tears, shall reap in joy.
Hebrews 11:16 - Desire a better country
John 16:33 - Be of good cheer
Titus 2:13 - Looking for that blessed hope
I John 2:15a - Love not the world
Psalm 42:11 - Hope thou in God
II Peter 1:11 - For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.