Pop star Justin Bieber took to Instagram a few days ago to announce that he is selling a Christian-themed painting that he made in an effort to raise funds for people displaced by recent California wildfires.
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The simple painting includes a giant cross that is in the midst of a small, green mountain range. Bieber titled it, “Calvary.”
“Selling this painting I did called ‘Calvary,'” he wrote in an Instagram post. “ALL PROCEEDS GO TO WILDFIRES IN CA.”
Fans reacted with elation and praise. Instagram user jaidynspamz wrote, “You’re such an amazing guy. I love it. I love you.”
Bieber’s kind act comes after California’s Thomas Fire became the largest blaze to ever strike the state. The fire has burned 282,000 acres and is now 92 percent contained, KTLA-TV reported.
As Faithwire previously reported, Bieber has been talking more and more about Jesus of late. Last month, he posted a photo of a message that he wrote on a white board — a proclamation that encourages fans to turn to God in their times of need.
“Do you feel you have [exhausted] all options? Do you feel helpless? Do you feel like you’re never good enough?” the message reads. “What if I told you that there’s a God that’s willing to meet you wherever you’re at? What if I told you he could take away your pain, shame, [guilt] and fears.”
This are hardly the first times Bieber has spoken out about his Christian faith. This past summer, the singer used some of his down time to worship Jesus just weeks after abruptly canceling the remaining dates of his world tour.
Bieber posted a short Instagram video back in August that showed him among a group of people singing and dancing to what appears to be Christian worship music. The caption reads, “Nothing more fun/cool than praising our God.”
And just a few months earlier in June, Bieber had tears in his eyes as he delivered a powerful message about God at One Love Manchester, a star-studded event held to remember and raise funds for the victims of the May 22 terror attack that unfolded at singer Ariana Grande’s concert.
Bieber encouraged the audience to chant “love” and delivered an encouraging message about hope and holding on to one’s faith in the midst of difficulties and pain.
“I’m not going to let go of hope. I’m not going to let go of love. I’m not going to let go of God. Put your hand up if you’re not going to let go,” he said. “God is good in the midst of the darkness. God is good in the midst of the evil. God is in the midst, no matter what’s happening in the world, God is in the midst and he loves you and he’s here for you.”
You can read plenty more about Bieber’s faith proclamations here.