When Yongsung Kim first envisioned The Hand of God painting, he was imagining a new perspective of Jesus Christ as He was reaching with His hand to save Peter from drowning. Most paintings that depict this story paint the scene from a third-person perspective. Instead, Yongsung Kim decided to paint The Hand of God painting from Peter's first-person perspective. And because Yongsung Kim chose this first-person perspective it makes The Hand of God painting all the more relatable and empowering, because it connects us to the Savior at a much deeper level. The Hand of God painting by Yongsung Kim does this because we are imagining that Jesus Christ is reaching down with His hand to personally save us from drowning.
How amazing of an experience it must have been for Peter that day. All within a few minutes, he was first walking on water, then drowning, and then quickly being saved by the hand of God, even the Lord Jesus Christ! Additionally, this event teaches us that when we call out to God, "Lord, save me", we can know of a surety that Jesus Christ will save us!
Through The Hand of God painting, Yongsung Kim gives each of us hope, comfort & peace. Each of us have failed thousands of times on our journey to becoming like Jesus Christ, but no matter what Jesus Christ is always there for us with His outstretched hands. All we need to do is just reach up and grab His hand, the very hand of God.
Here are the Bible verses in Matthew 14:28-31 that tells the story of The Hand of God painting by Yongsung Kim.
28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
We hope you enjoy this wonderful painting by Yongsung Kim. The Hand of God is a piece of artwork you heart and mind will never forget.