When I began painting this series, I thought I wanted it to be about the beauty of God’s creation. My sister-in-law sent me tons of photos she’d taken from all these beautiful places in Wyoming to use for inspiration.
Almost every photo she took was a view looking up to the mountains. I don’t think there were any photos on top of a mountain looking down to the valley.
The meaning for this series shifted for me when I realized that.
It made me feel really small. Like how you feel when you are actually there, looking up at a huge mountains. It didn’t make me feel small in a scared or uncertain way, but it reminded me how BIG and amazing the God I serve is, and that He is the one in control of it all, not me.
I pray this series of paintings remind us to look to the Lord for anything and everything. I pray they remind us to put things into perspective—that we cannot control everything, but we are loved by a God who is and who promises to always take care of us.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
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