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Broken and Beloved (Visual Art)

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By Yannan Shi, pencil and paper


In my small group, we have been talking about what it means to be God's beloved and what it would look like for us to believe, accept, and live out that truth. For me, it has been a slow process of navigating the tension of feeling unworthy but knowing I've been forgiven. I drew this to represent how, despite how broken I am, God has chosen to name me beloved.



Yannan Shi is from Southern California and moved to the Bay Area in 2012 to receive her masters in education from Stanford University. She started attending The River in 2013, when she also began teaching middle school mathematics. She enjoys cooking, painting, musical theatre, and playing tennis.


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