Darkest, black velvet,

pierced by millions of pin-prick holes

and held to the light.

Silence envelops like a winter coat,

but does nothing to stop the sweet

and welcomed caress of cool air on skin.

Suddenly, cotton candy paint is swiped

across the velvet, and silence is broken with

each stroke, songbirds riding in

on their own melodious strains. Fresh and bold,

the brush quickly covers the black until only

coral and azure remain, the caress joined by a

kiss of light and mercy. Behold, with grateful eyes,

the flourish of the Artist’s signature

on the gift of today’s painting,

unique and new.


God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning.How great your faithfulness!” Lamentations 3:22-23 MSG

“Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” Psalm 143:8 ESV