This is a path leading to something. Everyone has their own path that leads them into healing.
My path may not be your your path; so we each travel the designed path of Yahweh (God) that leads the way.
It was not until I met the Lord Jesus Christ that I understood the fullness of art. For the Lord Jesus Christ is the Master Artist!
created everything with such passion and design. You only have to look at the shape, color, and design of a leaf on a tree to recognize His passion for art. The Bible states Abba Father spoke the worlds into existence. The imagination, joy,
and power this must have taken. The awesomeness of color! The great Trinity creating everything to look immensely beautiful! What an amazing project! And then God created His masterpiece, man! Genesis 1:26.
As you examine the foliage you immediately notice the detail held within it. The leaf shows design throughout it. It is not plain or just green. There is element in it. Each leaf on each
diverse tree is unique. Even the color of green is unlike another. Each tree carries a design that is not seen in another. Now we haven’t even gotten to the fruit on the trees, or the colors imparted in them. Do you
get the idea that God loves variety!
The pleasure it must have given Abba Father as creation was manifesting! Pouring His love and joy into knowing how much man would enjoy creation.
It would be a feast for the eye, and health for the body. This is all part of how God uses art in His servants, and advances His kingdom.
Well, art is not just what we paint and see
in creation. Though a beautiful representation of what God created is Wonderful.
Art from God is when He speaks a Word to you, and you see it in a new way. The way He sees it.
Please let me explain. One of the first times I was moved to paint something I believed was from the Lord was when I received healing from two different diseases. As I came into prayer trying to get some concept on why some get healed and others
don’t. For I desperately wanted healing! Prayer became something I did daily. When doctors can’t help you, you quickly move into prayer. While in prayer I saw a doorway in my minds eye. I didn’t question
it, but knew it represented healing in some way. During prayer I saw myself walk through it. Abba Father used it to make His healing power clearer to me. Jesus alone is the One who brings healing. The symbol of the doorway Father used
brought healing. It was a place that led me into faith and belief. For He was there waiting for me daily. I was too young in Him concerning healing to doubt Him.
receiving my healing, I was moved to paint this doorway. Not an exact duplication, but close enough. If you’re looking for healing, Jesus will show you the entranceway of your own door. I felt to paint no figure in the doorway.
Each person sees Jesus in the way they have perceived Him. Each person finds their own way into His arms.
As I started selling the prints I’d made of the painting there was one
particular incidence that stuck out which I’d like to share with you. A woman I’d met recently, had a sister who was very ill. In fact, she was so ill the doctors had given up on her. The sister was concerned for her, and
asked me about my own healing. I shared different things the Lord had taught me, and mentioned the painting. She ended up buying a small print. But it was what happened next that touched me the most. The woman had given the print to
her sister. This is what I was told took place. When her sister saw the painting she screamed out and clutched it to her. She believed the Lord would also bring healing to her as well. For she believed He had an opening He was releasing
into her life. The painting gave her hope.
Now this is something no person can do. For the Holy Spirit used my testimony and the art to bring hope into darkness. Art, like
a hopeful word, used by the Lord as a portal opening; releasing her faith into hope that God would heal her.
Many times we need a visual contact to be able to see what the Lord has for us.
I believe this is why He made the universe so beautiful. And how much more magnificent it was before the fall of man. There is great peace when we look at the ocean, river, even a pond with floating lilies on it. Everything the Creator created
has beauty, joy, and peace in its design. Even man, for he is God’s greatest accomplishment for His glory.
Story is the copyright of Maria Schaefer
Photographs by Maria Schaefer of ST Germain,WI