Several years ago I saw this painting in an art display. It was so compelling and difficult to walk away from. I never forgot it and came home and wrote a poem about it.
The message to me…. a safe shelter.
This year I saw it again and it hangs on my living room wall.
The raging blizzard with a man and his horse are barely visible. The man’s head is bowed against the winds and snow swirling around him. He has a glowing lantern in his hand that gave just enough light for the next step. Draped across the front of the saddle is a baby calf.
But when you stand back and view from afar…..all you see is the lantern’s glow.
So many messages to think about…
Many of us can relate… just enough light for the next step.
I have come to realize…. we not alone. There is enough light for the next step, no matter how the winds howl and circle around us.
The Lord will be a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm.
He quiets and stills the anxious soul.
Steadies the trembling hands…
Empowers the timid,
Nurtures the weak.
for the weary.
He does not falter
nor lose heart.
He rescues those
who love Him.
Bringing them safely
A lamp unto their feet,
for the journey.
A shelter from the wind,
from the storm.
cp ( 8-25-2010)