"Finding Meaning" is a self-portrait in the trying-times of Covid. My Father-in-Law was on a ventilator for 3 weeks and prayer ‘got real’. He pulled through and gives God the glory!
This piece is as a memorial for some; an expression of heartfelt prayer and real emotions in the thick of things, and an exhortation to hold fast to the beautiful promises of Jesus as symbolized in the flowers. I told my son to get me the biggest bouquet for my photo shoot because I wanted the flowers to counter the painful emotion… to seemingly envelop me and to know that the air is full of their sweet perfume. My eyes shut because I’m not focusing on the circumstances but I’m finding meaning in His truth.
Throughout Ephesians 6:10-20 The words: Be Strong, Stand Firm and Truth, lift off the page to me. The tears wept are not weakness but are strength. They are earnest.. built from intercession. I can stand firm when my eyes are not on the circumstances of the battle but finding the meaning in focusing upon His truth (This is why my eyes are shut in the painting... "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood..."). By the crowding of flowers, I’m desiring to impart the memory of fragrance that flowers have which are symbolic of the fervent prayers during any battle. Psalm 141:2a “May my prayer be set before you like incense..”
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