This is a digital piece created in Procreate that addresses a familiar concept of a universal childhood fear.
From the moment we are born, we are tested by the world around us. The danger and struggle we face are both confusing and contradictory. It is vague and nameless as it comes in any form yet specific enough to be recognized by all. It is the sinful temptations buried deep within us and the unknown threat lurking in the dark outside. However, we do not navigate our trials alone. Through faith and the love that God has bestowed upon us, we wield the ultimate weapon. It is through scripture, through prayer, and through action, the path to overcoming any obstacle and ultimately eternal salvation.
This piece depicts a young girl facing her fear. The concept of a monster hiding under a bed or within a closet is a fear that every child is familiar with. Personally, I recall many restless nights dreading what prowled in the corner. In the piece, the girl is seen reading a book and unfazed by the monster. Much like the girl, I learned to overcome my fears through reading the Bible stories at night and learning lessons in Sunday School. With God always at our side, we can overcome any obstacle.
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