John 17: Father I want them with Me
"Father, I want them with Me!"
Our God, He is in the wind, He is in the fire and He is in the rain!
Jesus is at the right hand of His Father praying for us right now!! AMAZING!!
When this painting began the Lord had placed Matthew 9:37 and John 4:35 upon my heart. I painted a wheat field filled with light and surrounded with the fire of Gods presence. Then the workers in the field began to form and a whirlwind swirling thru the harvest pulling stems up into its wind. I stood back and stared into the painting for a very long time. I knew it was not finished there was something very large missing. The painting sat on my easel for weeks then I began to see out stretched arms coming from the field right above the workers.
A prayer shawl of white flowing over a head that began to come into sight. Then Jesus’ face become clear and as I painted a cry of, “FATHER, I WANT THEM WITH ME, I WANT THEM WITH ME!!” rang through my heart. Tears began to flow and roll down our cheeks.
The heart cry of this painting is Jesus’ desire for each and everyone one of us to
BE WITH HIM!
To Know Him and have a relationship with Him. He wants you with Him!
"Father, I want those you gave me To be with me, right where I am, So they can see my glory, the splendor you gave me,Having loved me Long before there ever was a world Righteous Father, the world has never known you,But I have known you, and these disciples knowThat you sent me on this mission.I have made your very being known to them—Who you are and what you do—And continue to make it known,So that your love for me Might be in them Exactly as I am in them." John 17