God’s Eyes Speak Acceptance – Cold Wax Painting.
God’s eyes speak of his acceptance and love. Meanwhile, this is the most natural thing for me, but this was not always the case. What is your inner picture of God?
Most people project their negative experiences with strict and overly critical parents or teachers on to God. In front of their inner eyes, they see somebody who always watches them with a strict frown, or they hear with their inner ears an inner critic, believing that this must be God.
Come, let his love heal you!
Even though I never consciously had a negative image of God, in the sense, for example, that he watches me with a strict frown, just waiting to catch me in the act, it was still a long journey until I realized his love and acceptance more fully. Not just once in a while, but constantly.
One thing that helped me a lot in this was a simple line drawing of God’s benevolent smile. For a long time, this drawing hung in my bedroom as a daily reminder of what I knew in theory. Through it, it trickled slowly into my subconscious that God is indeed on my side and that he loves me just as I am. His love and acceptance was the most important factor in my transformation and inner healing.
This painting is an imperfect attempt, to picture this inviting expression of God’s eyes, that expresses his perfect love and acceptance.
And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Cor 3,18