Calming Healer (April 2009)
Scripture: Matt. 9:18-26 / Mark 5:21-43 /
20” x 16”
Hidden within the three overlapping yellow circles of this painting are four figures: Christ healing, the dead girl being brought back to life, her father, and the woman who touched Jesus garment and was healed. In all these, Christ drove out the fear of some and calmly listened and healed people around Him. I am often amazed at His compassion and the different responses people had to Him. Some come completely faithful
of His ability to heal, others know that He is SO powerful and that thought causes them to fear and yet they are drawn to Him. I realize that Christ offers salvation to each of us yet we still have to
choose. How will we respond to Him? Will we fear and stay away? Will we be driven to humbly
kneel knowing He is powerful? Or will we faithfully walk up and trust Him with all our being? The choice is for each of us to make individually.
The painting’s dark areas are used to emphasize the light.