Mary & Elizabeth by Mandy Jane Williams
This piece is printed on high quality Museum Giclee Canvas and is offered unframed.
Elisabeth was a woman of great faith and humility. She was the wife of Zacharias, a priest in the temple. Both were “righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.” They had grown very old together and remained childless. She was beyond childbearing years when the angel, Gabriel, appeared to Zacharias in the temple telling him that his wife would bear a son who would serve as a forerunner to Jesus Christ. Their son would prepare the children of Israel for the coming of the Messiah. Interestingly enough, Elisabeth was and a cousin of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. She gave support and understanding to Mary as they both undertook divine roles in furthering the Lord’s work. She led the way for Mary by birthing John six months before Jesus Christ was born. Her name in Hebrew means “God is my oath.”
Mandy Jane Williams combines art and photography together to create amazing and unique images. Becoming a wife and mother has helped her find herself as an artist. “Little things stand out to you in daily life and you are able to notice them with your artistic eyes. From the way the rising sun catches the eyelashes of a sleeping baby to the look on a child’s face when Daddy comes home, all of these are an inspiration and a blessing.” We became acquainted with her as we studied and enjoyed her books, “ Walking with the Women of the Old Testament” and “Walking with the Women of the New Testament.” Since then, she has also released Walking with the Women of the Book of Mormon and is currently working with Heather Farrell on “Walking with the Women of the Doctrine and Covenants.” She keeps busy with her husband and six children, while creating beautiful art and serving her family and the Lord.
OUR COMMITMENT TO BE IN HARMONY WITH THE REVEALED NAME OF THE CHURCH:
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement regarding the name of the Church.
"The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have work before us to bring ourselves in harmony with His will."
The Nauvoo Gallery has been working to put our website and our gallery store in Nauvoo, Illinois in harmony with this important revelation. It’s been customary for websites like ours to use terms like LDS Art, LDS Temple Art, LDS pictures or Mormon Art when describing our products for Google and other search engines. Our intention has been to help people find what has been termed as LDS products & LDS Gifts. It took many many months to build and add products to this website using those relevant and popular search terms - please bear with us as we still find each instance where we can better be in harmony with President Nelson’s message. Thank you for your patience and your kindness during this process