The Story Behind 'Hidden Hearts'

When I started this series of lilies, I thought I would title them something simple

like--- ‘Lilies of the Meadow’ after this passage in Luke chapter 12.

Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon

in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.

Luke 12:27

I thought I wanted to showcase the beauty of God’s creation through this series, but

the more I painted, the more I realized that just wasn’t the message.

I paused from painting for a moment to just look and take in what I’d been working

on. And the more I looked at these lilies, the more I began to notice all of these subtle

shapes jumping out at me. And the shape that I kept jumping out at me over and over was a


I went back to that verse in Luke and continued reading.