I painted this picture trying to express a whole tangle of emotions built up inside me. Longing for the Love of the Lord, feeling tentative and unsure of myself but knowing that His light and love is shinning down on me. With the first post I made about this picture it was just her, no light, and it felt like she was longing for something that was not being fulfilled. I still loved the painting that way very much but I couldn’t leave her longing forever with no hope of love. Now that the light has come into her picture she looks like she is basking in the tender, sweet love of the Lord. Longing fulfilled.
Painted this today while I let the kids play in the McD’s play place. About half way through the painting an older gentleman that works there came up and was talking to me about the Lord and his love for the Word of God. His heart touched me and I felt like the Lord wanted me to finish this painting and give it to him. He even gave me a verse to put on the bottom. ❤