As I painted this scene and put myself in the passage, all I could think of was how terrifying it must have been being tossed around in the dark with waves crashing into the boat. When I asked God where he was, He said, “I am Light” (yellow). I drew myself (pink) lying next to him resting in the boat, but then I heard him say to me, “Don’t forget, you’re also out dancing on the waves!” With the black wind gusts ripping the sail to shreds, I painted the cross over the top of it (yellow) declaring, “He is LORD over the storm!” and saw the pink lines coming down as His eyes of mercy and compassion on us when we’re in the dark windstorm and feel like we’re drowning.
"That day when evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. A furious windstorm came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm." Mark 4:35-39 NIV
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