We are all aware of how painful, lonely, confusing, and restless life on earth can be. Often times when I'm alone with my thoughts, I find my heart seeking peace, rest, and renewing. I know I'm not alone in this feeling. When Jesus walked on earth, he saw right through our masks we put on each day that say "I'm fine". In this painting, we see Jesus as the loving shepherd. He has called the lambs out of the dark brush and briars and into the Son's light. As they draw closer, he reaches out to hold them. I hope when you view this painting, you can hear Jesus say to you "come unto me, you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
The large tree to the right is one of the trees in the real Garden of Gethsemane, and the shadow of Jesus and a limb from the tree cast a shadow of the cross on the ground. They remind us of the pain and agony that the Lamb Of God endured, so that we don't have to. Each time you see this painting, remember to always live your life like the little lamb that has jumped into the strong loving arms of Jesus. It is my sincere hope that this painting blesses you, and brings peace and rest to your heart