"Nature Sings" - 24" x 20" acrylic on canvas
Collectors Club | April 2020
I had this idea months ago... create a fun way to collect meaningful artwork with a message for those who appreciate my work... out of that idea, the Collectors Club was born! Here is a peak at my first months painting. Thank you to all who signed up for the first month, I truly appreciate each one of you for beginning this journey with me.
The original painting is available to purchase on my website for anyone interested.
“Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.” Psalm 96: 11-12
“For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.” Romans 8: 19
I woke up one morning with the words, “all nature sings” going through my mind. Over and over I could hear it, like a song being sung, but it was coming from leaves swaying in the wind, as if I could see the sound. I saw art painted of leaves, with light, colour and movement of the brush strokes, all suggesting the sounds of praising and worshiping the Lord. I heard this beautiful new sound and song, like a symphony of leaves singing to Jesus. What if we could see nature singing? I began to imagine what that would look like. We can hear it if we take the time to quiet ourselves and listen. What would it look like?
This painting is a response to that morning. God has been speaking to me a lot right now to pay attention to nature and what we can learn about His Kingdom from the creation around us. It glorifies and testifies of Him. "The heavens declare the glory of God", says Psalm 19. We can join in this praise and song of thanksgiving like David did in the psalms, just by seeing the beautiful things he has made around us.
I actually heard the Holy Spirit tell me that nature “gets it” more than we do at times. I felt convicted of how often I forget to worship and praise him no matter what season or circumstances I am in. The leaves do, so I should too.
Then I heard the Lord speak to me about how nature responds to him and he showed me in this vision upon waking, what that looks like. Nature follows God’s times and season; nature has a cycle of growth, lying dormant, sprouting, blossoming and dying according to its kind. I began to see what God was showing me, how we too must learn to tune into the season we are in, individually, corporately, the “time and season” on the earth we are living in and hear what he is saying to us, how to react and move accordingly, all the while remembering to take the time to praise Him.
This all happened at the end of February/ early March… I painted “Nature Sings” in response to what I was hearing and seeing. Little did I know when I painted this (I planned it to be my first Collectors Club print!) that we would enter into such a time of unknown, of so many questions about what is happening in the world, about this virus, about our economy, future of schools and businesses, etc. I believe God was preparing me for this time and praise Him in the midst of it. Take the time to re-focus what matters most; family, the beauty of nature, slowing down from busyness and breathe in His presence and listen. We are entering spring time – God’s natural time of budding and blossoming… as you see the green sprout around you, take time to listen to the leaves singing. Praise and worship the Lord no matter what is going on around you. It’s the perfect time to reflect and re-align with God’s promises and purposes for his sons and daughters to arise with a new sound! All of creation is waiting for us.
Thank you again for all my collectors, I pray this blesses you & speaks to your heart.
“Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.” Psalm 96:1
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