Lover of My Soul
I have always had a desire to paint a portrait of Jesus. But who can really do that? I've copied other drawings and pictures of Him but never had I created something from my own heart's eye. Until this...
As I played for hours upon hours on the canvas with colors, tools, using mostly my hands and continually flipping my canvas I imagined how therapeutic this would be for my clients who struggle with fear and negative emotions. The next morning I entered the studio early just as dawn was waking up the sky. I stood in the corner of the room, looked at my canvas some 20+ feet away from me and there He was. He took my breath away and tears began to stream down my face. As I stared at His face on my canvas I felt the warm breath of His voice as He spoke to me, "It's just for you. It's just for you." I don't even have the words to describe what I felt standing there in my happy place (my studio) with the powerful presence of the Lover of My Soul! He loves me so well. He knows me better than anyone and just how to bless my heart in the most incredible way.
I stared at the progression of this creation for several weeks before attempting to work on it. As He spoke to me intimately I eventually saw more of Him. He stands in victory with arms raised high in complete praise to Father and bowed low in the holy strength of kingly humility. Holy Spirit rests on Him in a sacred anointing. Pure Hope rains down from heaven. He conquered the cross and left the tomb empty!