At the Impulse of God’s Love – digital download

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A re-envisioning of dirk willems saving his captor’s life (jan luykens, 1685)

This image for use in worship and educational settings features a chorus of hands heartening the action of Dirk Willems reaching for his captor in warm jewel tones and silver dot work. The background of the image features a rich multi-layer exploration of color and texture with visual elements of the original Jan Luykens etching from Martyrs Mirror by Thieleman J. van Braght.

The original painting was created for the Voices Together Hymnal published by MennoMedia in 2020 and appears on page 780 of the volume.

The licenses available for this image include one-time use (for a single day, event or class) or lifetime use. Some uses require additional permission from the artist beyond these licenses. Please carefully read the full terms of use for this image listed below before purchasing.

After completing the checkout process, you will arrive at an order confirmation page with a download link to a zip folder containing the high-resolution jpeg image and PDFs of the licensing agreement and artist statement. Other formats of the image and license agreement are available by request. Sharing of the download link or the zip folder with third parties is strictly prohibited.

Fine art print available here — At the Impulse of God’s Love

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ARTIST STATEMENT

No other illustration from Thieleman J. van Braght’s volume, Martyrs Mirror, has so inspired generations of Anabaptists to respond with love in the face of persecution and violence. In a swift and sacrificial act, escaping Anabaptist prisoner, Dirk Willems, turns around to save his pursuer’s life, reaching to pull him from the chilly water having broken through the ice. The presence of God’s Spirit and love in this radical effort is visually represented by dot work surrounding and flowing between the outstretched hands — a technique influenced by medieval Celtic gospel illuminators’ use of red dots to enliven the Word. Additional hands in the piece serve as a chorus allowing viewers the opportunity to enter into this moving witness of divine peace in action. May the people of God in unison sing, as was so aptly written by Frances Ridley Havergal in his hymn, Take My Life and Let It Be (1874).

Take my hands and let them move, at the impulse of God’s love. — Frances Ridley Havergal

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ONE-TIME USE GUIDELINES — LICENSING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Listed here are guidelines to help you discern the appropriate use of this artwork and to support the artist who has provided it. Please know that purchasing this artwork license and honoring its guidelines makes it possible for Michelle to continue to produce and share work that enriches the lives of individuals and faith communities.

Purchasing and downloading this image for one of the uses listed below grants you permission for one-time use. For instance, using the image on all your worship bulletins and a slide show for one day constitutes one-time use. If you desire to use the image in a worship service later in the year, or for another occasion, you must purchase the download again or purchase the lifetime use license. The purchase of this license does not confer ownership of the image or permission to use it on multiple occasions.

Please honor the copyright of the artist by also not sharing the download with third parties.

Acceptable use of this image includes:
• Worship bulletins
• Projected displays in worship
• Use in classrooms and other educational settings
• Newsletters and publications of churches and other organizations, where income is not derived from such use of the artwork, and artwork is not used as an identifying logo

Purchasing and downloading an image for use in the listed settings implies that you have my permission to use the image in this way. Permission MUST be granted for uses beyond those listed above as well as for any instance in which an organization, corporation, or individual will derive profit from the use of the artwork. To request permission, please contact the artist.

The following uses are NOT ALLOWED under this licensing agreement:
• Social media posts
• Featuring the image on a website or webpage
• Printing in any form other than bulletin art

In using Michelle’s artwork, you agree to include this credit line:

At the Impulse of God’s Love: A Re-envisioning of Dirk Willems Saving His Captor’s Life (1685) by Jan Luykens © 2018 Michelle L Hofer

If projecting the image, a credit line is not required in the projection, but providing a credit line in printed form (for instance, in a bulletin) would be a most welcome way of supporting Michelle’s ministry.

Your purchase of this image license indicates that you agree to these guidelines. It further indicates that you agree not to alter the appearance of this artwork (cropping an image, changing the color of an image, etc).

LIFETIME USE GUIDELINES — LICENSING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Listed here are guidelines to help you discern the appropriate use of this artwork and to support the artist who has provided it. Please know that purchasing this artwork license and honoring its guidelines makes it possible for Michelle to continue to produce and share work that enriches the lives of individuals and faith communities.

Downloading this image for one of the uses listed below grants you permission for lifetime use. The purchase of this license does not confer ownership of the image.

Please honor the copyright of the artist by not sharing the download with third parties.

Acceptable use of this image includes:
• Worship bulletins
• Projected displays in worship
• Use in classrooms and other educational settings
• Newsletters and publications of churches and other organizations, where income is not derived from such use of the artwork, and artwork is not used as an identifying logo

Purchasing and downloading this image for use in the listed settings implies that you have my permission to use the image in this way. Permission MUST be granted for uses beyond those listed above as well as for any instance in which an organization, corporation, or individual will derive profit from the use of the artwork. To request permission, please contact the artist.

The following uses are NOT ALLOWED under this licensing agreement:
• Social media posts
• Featuring the image on a website or webpage
• Printing in any form other than bulletin art

In using Michelle’s artwork, you agree to include this credit line:

At the Impulse of God’s Love: A Re-envisioning of Dirk Willems Saving His Captor’s Life (1685) by Jan Luykens © 2018 Michelle L Hofer

If projecting the image, a credit line is not required in the projection, but providing a credit line in printed form (for instance, in a bulletin) would be a most welcome way of supporting Michelle’s ministry.

Your purchase of this image license indicates that you agree to these guidelines. It further indicates that you agree not to alter the appearance of this artwork (cropping an image, changing the color of an image, etc).

Updated April 2021

Additional information

Available Licenses:

One-time Use, Lifetime Use

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