Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Celebrating the birth of Jesus this year has been even more meaningful because of the challenging year we’ve had. So many things were put into perspective. This years theme for my church was “20/20 All eyes on Jesus” which couldn’t have been more appropriate. I continuously reminded myself to adjust my focus and get my eyes back on Jesus. I leaned into God this year like I was on an extreme rollercoaster ride hanging on for dear life. But what I learned is that I can throw my hands up while I’m on this ride called life. I have little to no control of what happens. I can trust that whatever does happen one thing remains and that is the love of God. Jesus came into this world to make things right. That sacrificial love will last for eternity.
I pray for peace and for unity among all nations! I was moved to paint our world with rays and paths of light coming from deep within. We all have power that lies deep inside our souls. The power to love ourselves and this world. There are paths that lead to eternal life. It won’t always be easy but God sent his son Jesus and He promises to be with us. I painted ladders to represent the connection between Heaven and Earth. Ladders also represent progress, ascension and spiritual passage. I painted a bright star to represent the birth of the Prince of Peace. God came down and rescued us from sin by sending his son to show us the way to peace and life. God is apart of everyone of us and with Him all things are possible!
I pray that you find the power and love that’s deep inside of you and share that with the world!
“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).
If we called on Him, He would give us the “peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension” (Philippians 4:6–7).