Early in His ministry, the Savior called His disciples to go forth and preach his word. Many were fishermen, with little money. They must have worried how they would provide for themselves and their families as they left to go and preach. Calming their fears Jesus said, "Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses... for the workman is worthy of his meat." - Matthew 10:9-10
The Savior, nearing the end of his life, could again sense the fear growing in his disciples. He reminded them, "When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing." - Luke 22:35
We live in times of great uncertainty when the necessities of life seem harder to come by and where the burden of providing for our families seems heavier than in days past. This painting reassures me that although the road may be rough, when we walk with Him we need not worry for in Christ we lack nothing.
Liz Lemon Swindle is a world renowned Christian LDS artist. Her work of art entitled Without Purse or Scrip is sure to bring peace, calm, and joy into your life.