“THE STORM WILL PASS US BY” (43” X 37”, ACRYLIC) ARTIST: KRISTA REIMER
“How great is our Lord! His power is absolute!
His understanding is beyond comprehension!
He covers the heavens with clouds,
provides rain for the earth…
He gives food to the wild animals…
The Lord’s delight is in those who fear him,
those who put their hope in his unfailing love.”
(Psalm 147:5, 8–9, 11 NLT)
“I wanted to convey the trust and peace my grandparents had despite the storm that was around them,” says artist Krista Reimer. This painting depicts her great-grandparents on their homestead in Brokenhead, Man., after fleeing turmoil and violence in Ukraine (South Russia).
In Matthew 14, when Peter walked on water, Jesus told him Keep your eyes on me. “It doesn’t mean that God will keep the storms out of our life,” says Reimer. The future may look turbulent, but Reimer takes inspiration from what her grandparents and great-grandparents went through.
“It’s a testimony of that incredible grace God gave them, and their willingness not to compromise their faith.”
Reimer’s eight-painting series “Time will tell” honours the legacy of faith and resilience her grandparents left. It will show at Old Town Hall Gallery, Waterford, Ont., May 23–July 12, 2018.