It’s More than Art; It’s Worship

If I could say only one thing about my art, I’d say it’s not really about me, the objects I paint, or what I do with the proceeds of any piece I sell – it’s all about the One who gave me the talent in the first place.

From the beginning of the pandemic, when I first started drawing simple greeting cards to send to my congregation (I’m a pastor), my reason for trying to do my best was based on Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people” (CSB).

Now, to be more specific, every painting I do bears my signature and the reference to another Scripture verse.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:16 (KJV)

Worship is what we do to acknowledge how good God is, how worthy He is of our praise, and how much we love Him. It’s also what we do so that others may see how good He is.

Therefore, with every painting the public sees, I pray their eyes are lifted upward to the Source of the talent put to canvas.

God bless, and thanks for reading.


“Light from Within”: the stained glass windows of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Warthen, GA.


Published by Anthony Baker

Husband, dad, pastor, artist, and musician. Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2006 (no joke!). Loves coffee (big time), good movies, and sarcastic humor. Holds a Doctorate in Ministry. Most importantly, a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. All glory belongs to Him! Matthew 5:16

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