Be the Light
20" x 24"
We are called to “be the light” in a world of darkness. That when people look at us, they see goodness, hope, compassion, and love. There are many ways to bring light to this world. When contemplating an image for this concept, fireflies in a dark wooded forest came to mind after praying and asking God. It is a perfect representation of how each tiny little firefly can impact the darkness. The light from one little firefly may not be much but put them all together and the forest floor is glowing! We must remember that our mission while on Earth is to spread lightness. We are called to be different from those around us. We answer to God and we represent Christ in our actions. I hope this painting blesses you and reminds you how beautiful the darkness can become when illuminated with love.
There is an interesting background story for this painting, too. Last week I was asked to paint live at Revive Wisconsin, LaCrosse. It has been a year since I painted live and started my prophetic art journey. God lifted me up and gave me supernatural confidence to do something I had never done (besides not painting for 40 years!). Over the course of the past year and a half I have been painting, but not live. When asked again, I felt the pangs of doubt. Would I be able to do it again? I need an idea. What should I paint? Etc etc. The main obstacle to me was the subject and being able to paint it within a sermon period… 2 hours. I was struggling with an idea trying to think of something. I went for a bike ride to decompress and while praying, God gave the title and the image. “Be the Light” with fireflies. Instead of trying to think of something, I simply let God tell me. It came to me in one instant. Unfortunately, I was not able to paint due to a scheduling conflict with my husband, but one more amazing thing happened. The first photo sent to me from the outreach was a WI team member wearing a t-shirt with the words “Be the Light”. After that, I knew I needed to paint this image regardless if it would be painted live. “Be the Light” was definitely the message from God in this current climate of unrest.
Art created with the Father.