“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” (Isaiah 43:2)
The promise of God is one of providence and care. The angels of life watch over us, offering love and protection.
Later in this chapter from the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament of the Bible:
"I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth, everyone who is called by my name,whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."
The infinity loop is for me a loose representation of this call to reunion with the Creator and the promise of restoration to wholeness. It reminded me of all the children and parents still parted from one another, whether through a forced, unwelcome, separation by outside mandate, usually couched in the pretense of protection, or through the unhealed aspects of ourselves that result in an energy that disrupts our natural state of belonging to God and to one another.
Whatever our circumstance, there exists the promise of providence and the remembrance of a love that is far superior to our ideas of protection.
This acrylic painting is from the Spirited Life collection. Life is composed of many circles of creation and recreation. Spirited Life paintings are variations on the theme of life and dreams of a new world. Connect to your essential story of life as you explore paintings in theSpirited Life collection.
What is your essential story of life? What is alive in you?
I hope this painting has sparked a reconnection and remembrance for you today. I believe there is beauty to be found right here, right now, all around you and right there within you. I'll meet you on the way!