I was in a church in Savannah GA, and I saw the Lord come in from the back of the church. I was on the front row beside one of my spiritual leaders at the time. My eyes were closed, but I "saw" Him going to people and ministering to them. It was so precious.
I thought maybe I was making it up, so I stopped "looking." But after a little time, I thought, so what if I was making it up, it was a blessing seeing the Lord loving on people, besides, my imagination is sanctified.
So I looked again, and by this time He was very close to the front. Then He came right up to me, stood over me and looked into my eyes. He was speaking of His Love to me. I turned my head up to Him, and drank Him in, weeping in His presence.
When He finished filling me with His Love, He turned and walked away from me, past my spiritual leader on my left, then to my surprise, he yelled out, "Jesus just walked past me!". I was undone! God was encouraging me...
A couple of weeks before, someone was praying for me and saw Jesus and I on a bench in a garden. We were embracing and we were looking into each other's eyes. They heard, "True Love" and "Shulamite." In that same service, I was looking through the illustrated bible they had in the pews, I just happened to go to the Song of Songs section and there was an image of The Bridegroom with His Shulamite.
All of these events inspired this new painting of Jesus with His Bride. I painted in my studio in the presence of the Lord. The heart appeared as I painted it, the white side of the heart represents the pure love and pink the passion.
Song of Solomon 2:3
[ The Woman ] As an apricot tree stands out in the forest, my lover stands above the young men in town. All I want is to sit in his shade, to taste and savor his delicious love. He took me home with him for a festive meal, but his eyes feasted on me!