“…For He has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ So we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?’” Hebrews 13:5c-6
When I started working on this commission, I went before my LORD first, seeking His guidance and help as I started to draw. My desire is to always have God glorified in what I do, but also for Him to tell His story through the art piece. I knew these hands told a story, but I didn’t know how to bring that story out.
One thing I do as I work on a commission is to ask the client if they have any prayer requests. After corresponding with my client about the photo, she shared a little of her journey. She shared that she walked with her mom as she was going through Alzheimer’s. That's when the LORD showed me what the story of these hands told.
I thought about someone going through Alzheimer’s and even thought about how lonely they must feel as they struggle through the memory issues. I have not had any loved ones close to me go through this except one of my uncles. I have seen some in nursing homes and the LORD gave me the privilege of giving them paint classes . I have also had friends that have seen a parent go through Alzheimer's.
As I thought about how I could tie Jesus’ hand into the drawing; all that kept going through my mind was the verse that I will never leave you nor forsake you. As my client's mom went through all that she went through, I was reminded that she was not alone. Her Savior was right there holding her hand through each step she took on that journey. On the days that she might have felt alone, maybe a tear escaped and rolled down onto her hand, but still the LORD was right there … holding her tear stained hand. Even when she may have felt alone, she was “NEVER ALONE”, because He never would let go of her hand and that same nail scarred hand escorted her HOME!
No matter what we may go through in our journey called "Life", we are not alone if we have accepted Christ as our Savior. He holds our hands through the trials and sufferings that we go through. He reminds us that we too are "Never Alone"! All we have to do is trust Him and hold His hand tight!
Karen's Artistic Thoughts
I decided as I was working on this website, that a blog would be a way to explain what goes through my mind as I work on each piece the Lord has laid on my heart.