Shield of Faith

“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” - Ephesians 6:13-17

Story Behind the Art:

When my daughter reached her teenage years, I wanted her to arm herself daily with the Armour of God to be able to stand strong in her battle against the adversary. Searching for armour to use for her to wear as the model for the painting wasn’t an easy task. Armour is made to personally fit the warrior—isn’t that a great thought? Our own spiritual armour is forged personally in the home, piece by piece, and it’s personally repaired and polished after each battle. The principles taught by each piece of armour are the daily tasks that will protect us in life: truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace, faith, salvation, the Spirit, and the word of God. Now my once 17-year-old daughter is a mother raising her own children and helping them forge their own Armour of God and Shield of Faith.  - Judy Cooley