Little Prophet Print Set of 10
These "Little Prophet" paintings were drawn/painted using watercolor pencils. They're great for any baby nursery or children's room to put up on the wall or on a shelf. They are also a great teaching tool whether it's for Family Home Evening, Sundays or any day throughout the week. Also makes for a great gift for your child or grandchild, a baptism, or even that special missionary.
Each painting has bits of the prophets story. For example, Joseph of Egypt (virtue), the seven ears of corn (or of plenty) represents the dream he interpreted for Pharaoh and the bags of corn to the side represents the time of famine when people from all over would come to receive food. And, of course, he is wearing his "coat of many colors".
You receive all 10 paintings for this price.
IF YOU'RE CURIOUS...
Story behind the paintings
One day I was listening to a General Conference address given by Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He spoke on motherhood and the importance of our calling. He quoted from the Bible. Paul speaking to Timothy said, "And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures." Later, Paul said to Timothy, "When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also." Where did he learn the scriptures? From him mother and grandmother.
This really hit me. How am I teaching my son about the scriptures and the prophets? How can I help him to be a strong disciple of Jesus Christ?
So, I thought, why not paint the prophets paired with Christlike Attributes and hang them in his room? So, that's what I did.
This project was great for me because I was able to dive into the scriptures and learn a little more about each prophet. It was especially wonderful to re-read the story of Joseph of Egypt. What an example of ALL of the Christlike attributes. In reality all these prophets were.
It was quite difficult matching which prophet to which attribute but with the help of family and friends and a bit of studying I finally came up with a list that I was satisfied with. I wanted to have a balance between all the sacred works. There are so many to choose from, particularly from the Old Testament and the Book of Mormon.
Why I matched particular prophets with the particular Christlike Attribute (found in "Preach My Gospel" for LDS missionaries):
Faith- The Brother of Jared
Hope- John the Baptist
If I'm honest I continued to think of Mormon and his son, Moroni, but I really wanted one from the New Testament. An Elder from our ward suggested John the Baptist. GENIUS! Why hadn't I thought of him earlier?
John 1:20, 29
Charity & Love- Nephi
1 Nephi 7:16-21
Virtue- Joseph of Egypt
Genesis 39:5-8; 40:39-44, 46
3 Nephi 23:1
Patience- Joseph Smith Jr.
Humility- King Benjamin
ALL of his epistles! He diligently and tirelessly worked to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to all who would listen.
and my addition
Courage- Samuel the Lamanite
Helaman 13:2-4; 16:2