by Laurie Justus Pace
Oil on Canvas 18 x 24 inches
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This painting is a sharing moment between a child and her goat. It is a series I began two years ago and I only paint one or two a year. This was a commissioned piece for a collector in D.C.
Sharing is a word I will pick up on today. Many time during the day we are called upon to share with others. This usually brings to mind sharing of concrete items, like a cup of sugar, sharing of toys for playing, sharing food with family etc. As you reflect on the day or even yesterday, it is time to share with the Lord and let Him know exactly how you are. Tell Him how you feel and share openly with Him the desires of your heart and the pain that takes away your joy. God shares with us daily in many ways. When you share back with Him, give appreciation for what He shares with you. This is His gift to us, not our right of being, but a gift He gives. Where ever we are in our spiritual journey, God has given us the place to be. He promises this to everyone first or last in line.
For the moment imagine your big brother Jesus sitting there next to you. His arm is around your shoulder, what would you share with Him this morning?
"Peter began to say to Jesus, "Look, we have left everything and followed you." Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age--houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields with persecutions--and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first." Mark 10:28-31