Josh Alexander

A Chasing After the Wind
Oil on Canvas
5′ x 3′
Email: jda41684@yahoo.com

Artist Statement

Through this piece I wanted to represent myself offering my world to Jesus. During the months when I was working on this painting I was going through several things that were testing my faith. It seemed like everything around me was falling apart and there was nothing I could do to make it go right. I was reading through Ecclesiastes and felt the weight of Solomon’s words. I decided that I would no longer pretend that I had everything under control. So in this time, I offered everything I had to Jesus. I finally made the choice to allow Him to truly become the king of my heart. I am no king, I have no wealth or power to offer but what I did have meant the world to me and through this time I began to ask would Jesus be enough. I decided to make myself vulnerable and offer my world completely to His care. Through this piece I wanted to represent myself offering my world to Jesus. I am a little afraid to make a statement like this but here it goes. God if I were to lose everything Jesus Christ would absolutely be enough.

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Lyrics

Take the World, But Give Me Jesus, by Ascend the Hill

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I’m found
Was blind but now I see so clearly

Hallelujah, grace like rain falls down on me
Hallelujah, all my stains are washed away, they’re washed away
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
Chorus
When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We’ve no less days to sing Your praise
Than when we first begun
Chorus
Chorus
Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujuah
Hallelujah all my stains are washed away, they’re washed away.

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