It's Raining, It's Pouring...
...My God is Never Boring
36 x 36 acrylic 3/21/11
I started painting this at Big House church in Va Beach. It wasn't a vision, it was just in my heart, especially for this church. It was actually a photo I found online that touched me, so I contacted the photographer, and she gave me permission to paint it in church.
When I first saw it, it made me think about worshiping in His presence, becoming like a child playing in the rain. This little girl wants to feel it on her skin and drink it in too. When I was at Big House Church, that was how I felt. His presence was like rain, soft gentle cleansing rain. Rains of refreshing, rains of His Presence for the Father's children, rain to play in. Rains of Love...
I believe He gave me this scripture to go with the painting.
Psalm 72: 1 Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness. 2 He will judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice. 3 The mountains will bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness. 4 He will defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; he will crush the oppressor. 5 He will endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations. 6 He will be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth. 7 In his days the righteous will flourish; prosperity will abound till the moon is no more. 8 He will rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth. 9 The desert tribes will bow before him and his enemies will lick the dust. 10 The kings of Tarshish and of distant shores will bring tribute to him; the kings of Sheba and Seba will present him gifts. 11 All kings will bow down to him and all nations will serve him. 12 For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. 13 He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death. 14 He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight. 15 Long may he live! May gold from Sheba be given him. May people ever pray for him and bless him all day long. 16 Let grain abound throughout the land; on the tops of the hills may it sway. Let its fruit flourish like Lebanon; let it thrive like the grass of the field. 17 May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun. All nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed. 18 Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds. 19 Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen.
A friend also gave me this scripture when he saw the painting:
Deut 32:2 May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, like gentle rain upon the tender grass, and like showers upon the herb.