"The Hummingbird Pause, Selah" - 24 x 36 inches acrylic on canvas
(Painted live in worship during the Levite Summit, a worship & arts conference, in Red Deer, AB)
In prayer and preparation with the theme of"Selah"for this event, the Lord showed me a picture of a hummingbird drinking from a flower. I heard the phrase,"the hummingbird pause."
Does a hummingbird pause, I thought? I typed in the question on the computer and this article pops up called "even hummingbirds pause" here's what it says:
"Hummingbirds’wings beat at an astonishing rate of forty to ninety times per second. They are birds on steroids, darting with precision from one flower to the next to drink nectar. A friend of ours, who made a nature documentary, showed me a clip of a hummingbird pausing in mid-air. His camera takes one thousand frames per minute. What a mind-boggling discovery to learn that even hummingbirds pause! This knowledge has me wondering: If, in the rush hour of ornithological flight, even the fastest wings stop, shouldn’t we humans take a hint? Cameras, cars, and email interfere. Nature offers balance." by Eileen Rockefeller
I knew what the Lord was speaking to me about, in this world of busyness and distractions, we must take the time to pause, drink in the nectar of His Spirit, connect to God. It is from this pause, we drink in deeply from Him and receive the life giving nectar of his love.
The flower I chose to paint is thebleeding heart. Jesus bled and died for us to have that connection back to the Father, in order for the Holy Spirit to come and be with us. This painting is about communion with God and a reminder for us to be intentional to pause,selah.
"but drink deeply of God's Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and offer praise in your hearts to the Lord." (Ephesians 5:19)
Original artwork, acrylic on stretched canvas. Wrapped edges are painted white. Adding a beautiful custom frame will give your new painting added elegance, but is not necessary if you prefer the raw edge look.