The Shepherd's Voice
20" x 24" acrylic painting
Do you hear the voice of the Lord? He is never silent. He is always speaking. When we take the time to listen, we will hear Him. Those who know Him will recognize when He is speaking. Listen intently and the voice of your Lord and Savior will become more evident. He loves His flock and His flock loves Him and willingly follows Him.
God is our shepherd and keeps watch over us. We are sheep within His flock. We watch our shepherd and wait on every word from Him. We are eager to follow Him. He provides eternal life and rescues those who have strayed.
John 10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
This painting started as an effortless abstract. It hasn’t been worked on for months. Once put back on the easel, an image unfolded. It started with the shepherd. It was an obvious figure to me. When I muted the background around it, it came forward. I worked my way down. The sheep started slowly emerging. I created the sheep heads because the figure at the top reminded me of a shepherd for some reason. The legs and body of the sheep in the foreground were already there. I just added heads. The cross within the shepherd’s head was part of the abstract. I did not add it. Once I painted the staff, the painting came to life. I embellished with additional flock of background sheep and added some additional ink washes to pull things together.
God continually amazes me. I need to remind myself daily to slow down and listen for my Shepherd. He is herding me in the right direction, but I may be grazing other places that he has not called me.
Art created with the Father.