5/13/2022 – An artist’s gift to Ukraine

I’m an artist (or was, before kids) and I just ran across this drawing I did from a few years ago, and I’m wondering if it could be an encouragement to anyone you are working with in Lviv and Krakow? 

I made it as I was meditating on Psalm 77. Though the psalm mentions the Lord leading Israel through the sea long ago, I drew modern people with suitcase, backpack, and baby carrier, as the whole psalm is a cry for today and He still leads his people through dire trouble. 

Psalm 77 meditations

“When the waters saw you, O God,

when the waters saw you, they were afraid;

indeed, the deep trembled.

The clouds poured out water;

the skies gave forth thunder;

your arrows flashed on every side.

The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind;

Your lightnings lighted up the world;

the earth trembled and shook.

Your way was through the sea,

Your path through the great waters;

Yet your footprints were unseen.

You led your people like a flock

by the hand of Moses and Aaron.”

(Psalm 77:16-20)

The Ukrainian people are heavy on my heart every day and I am PRAYING.

May God be the help of His people, and break the legs of Putin and all who do evil with him!

Deborah Schwab

City Reformed Presbyterian in Pittsburgh

5 responses to “5/13/2022 – An artist’s gift to Ukraine”

  1. Deborah, what a precious gift you shared. And something you did a couple of years ago! So timely now. I’m grateful Voice of Ukraine “re-gifted” it with those of us praying. Like you, I’m praying daily and appreciate all of these posts with specific prayer prompts.
    My church family is Cornerstone PCA in Columbia, SC. Praying on, Marsha


  2. Deborah, your picture says so much. Thank you for including the Psalm. I am printing your email to put on my wall of art of the Ukraine people. It is a comfort to remember what the Word says about trials.


  3. This is an amazing painting, thanks for sharing! It is so true to what is happening in Ukraine, and to think this was painted a couple years ago!


  4. Deborah, my wife and I too can say, “The Ukrainian people are heavy on my heart every day and I am PRAYING.

    May God be the help of His people”
    My church is Westminster Presbyterian Church in America, Butler, Pennsylvania


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