“The Awakening Tree”
" At least there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail. Its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump die in the soil, yet at the first scent of water it will bud and put forth shoots like a plant. "
JOB 14: 7-9 was my inspiration for this painting. I began to pray, “I want to be like a tree whose roots go down deep in Gods' love. That I would be continually sensitive to the scent of water, a spring of living water causing the leaves to flourish and new shoots to bud.” Then as I painted I was listening to praise and worship music and thanking God for all that He was doing, words began to appear in this piece! I stood back and saw the word "SEER" clearly in the center and then I saw "EAR" on the right just below the leaves. Everytime someone peers into this piece new things and words are discovered. God reveals His mysteries in very interesting ways!!!
I have begun to learn that as an artist when I am painting my voice is in my brush and in the images and colors that appear. The verses from Matthew 12:34 and Luke 6:45 where they speak of “out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks” have become a part of my experience as I create. It is the overflow of my time with the Lord that these paintings are formed.
I am honored to get to engage with Gods heart through creativity!
The Awakening Tree