Fine art print of Good Gifts

Fine art print of Good Gifts

Regular price $ 25

 

This listing is for a Fine Art print of the original Painting “Good Gifts” by Katie Anderson. Professionally printed on Archival Canvas Paper and signed by the artist. This is a preorder prints will ship March 15th  

Here’s the story of this lamb: first this is the second time I have painted this sheep. The first time I did it in wax and I love that it hangs in my best friends kitchen and she refers to her as Liza. I painted Liza last winter when I was struggling with my youngest sons diagnosis. I couldn’t understand how a Creator God who knows me better than I know myself would think it was a good idea to give me a second child with special needs. Parenting a child with an intellectual disability requires so much faith, and moxie and patience. And I was already short on all of it. But lovingly over many weeks the Lord reminded me that he is writing my story, that he is my shepherd and I shall not want (psalm 23) and that indeed “the boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places” (psalm 16) I know the gifts he has given me are good. And so I painted Liza even though I wasn’t really ready to surrender, but I was ready to pray that he would give me the grace to get there. Fast forward seven months and we burried my father. It felt like our list of broken things was too long. The load was too much. We were Noah on the ark wondering when the storm would stop. And yet somehow in the middle of it all I can see the hope of the story that is being written for us. I have felt the peace that I imagine Noah felt when that bird brought him the olive branch. The water wasn’t gone, they were still stuck in the ark but there was a promise. Eventually the water would recede and He would make everything new again. And so you see this is not just a painting of a sheep caring an olive branch. It is a declaration of surrender. It is a receiving of gifts. It is “ peace beyond all understanding” and “ more than I can ask or imagine” all wrapped into one. ❤️