|The Safety of the Rock|
$175.00 plus shipping and handling
9" x 12"
Painted with artist quality heavy-body acrylic paint on 1.5” deep gallery wrapped canvas, sides painted black
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"It looks like how I feel, honestly. There's a lighthouse on a rock and there's even brightness and sunshine there, but where I am it's chaotic and rainy and dark. It's mostly obscuring my view. I'm worn out and I don't know how I'm going to make it through the rain and wind to the safety of the Rock. Interestingly, the Rock with its lighthouse also looks like a church with a steeple."
When I finished painting this one this morning, I sent it to a few people as I often do to give them a preview. One of them responded with the quote above, and it seemed fitting to me. I have worked on this one for a long time, and it has passed through a bunch of interesting stages. It can be tougher to put into words what has been on my mind when a painting has been on the easel for a long time. But today, these verses from my morning quiet time seemed to fit both the response I got and my experience over the last week or so.
Psalm 77:16 "The waters saw Thee, O God; the waters saw Thee, they were in anguish; the deeps also trembled."
Psalm 78:35 "And they remembered that GOD was their rock, and the Most High GOD their Redeemer."
Several of the people I saw in Las Vegas have been in my prayers since I came home. I know I cannot help them, but my Heavenly Father can. HE is the Rock, the Redeemer that they can look to for rescue from the deep waters they find themselves in.
And HE is my Rock, too.