“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” - Isaiah 41:10
Story Behind the Art:
Choosing a North American background for the painting Great Redeemer was my way of stating my belief that Jesus Christ is our universal Savior. He is the Redeemer of the whole world. I can picture Him teaching the people on the hillside of my small town in Idaho just as I can see Him wandering the hills of Palestine. He loves us all.
While working on this painting, my personal gospel studies were focused on the Atonement; my thoughts were continually filled with pondering that most important event. For me, this painting is about that—His stance, His gaze, His presence are all stating, “I am the Great Redeemer.” - Brent Borup