Here’s a new painting.
It’s not so much one reflecting on what I saw on my pilgrimage to South Africa but rather how I felt when I returned.
The book of Isaiah in the bible says:
Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,
or, whine, Israel, saying,
“God has lost track of me.
He doesn’t care what happens to me”?
Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening?
God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.
He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine.
He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.
And he knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those who get tired,
gives fresh strength to dropouts.
For even young people tire and drop out,
young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don’t get tired,
they walk and don’t lag behind.
This theme has been close to me over the past couple of months as I have spent time on my special writing sabbatical with The Light Project.
Alongside the soaring on eagles word, this song has also been a prayer. It declares that God is a good Father, and that I am loved. Hard words to sing if you don’t believe it… once more I have been reminded again that God is so good and that I am loved by him.