Shalom Series

Detail of Shalom No. 9 Mixed Media Painting by artist Heather Elliott

God’s plan was for humans to live in perfect harmony with Him, with each other, and with the Earth. He also originally designed people to have harmony within their souls: peace, joy, and purpose. The Hebrew word for this perfect state is shalom, meaning harmony, peace, and holistic well-being. This shalom was present and intended in all relationships: with God, with creation, and with each other.

Mariners Church. Rooted. Zondervan, 2011, p. 181.