He was born for us and died for us.
With His Sacred Heart He is calling us to spend eternity with Him.
He loves us so much.
This is what we celebrate on Christmas: The perfect love and Gift of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Isn’t this what we celebrate and are thankful for each day? My first thought in the morning is a thankful prayer for a peaceful night and a request for our Lord to stay present each moment of the new day. To guide me in all I do. I also ask the Lord to keep all the people I encounter that day close to His heart.
Did you ever envision what life would be without our Lord? I tried and found nothing but emptiness. He is our essence. He is the one that fills the core of our being with Himself. He renews our whole being. He puts a spark in our hearts to share His love in a world that needs it so much.
When I created the above painting, so many things were happening in the world that was not good. I said to our Lord, “We are all made in your image; we are all alike, we are all loved equally by You.” I was troubled by all the discontent in the world. That night in a dream I was shown a table set with many different colored cups, saucers and dinnerware; various colored pillows were strung across the room. It was a beautiful picture. It all fit perfectly. I then woke up. The whole day I was contemplating about this. I had an empty canvas on my easel ready to fill. The next day with the vision still on my mind, this time not in a dream, the Holy Spirit showed me the bleeding heart of the Lord on fire. I was awestruck. Immediately I was shown the white cross behind it. I thanked the Lord and I knew I had to try to bring this to the canvas.
I did. I find the above painting a wonderful meditation on the love our Lord gives to us each day.
Our Lord died on the cross for all of us in the world. He rose from death and is one with the Father and the Holy Spirit. His heart is bleeding and on fire with love for each one of us. Let’s bind together and spread His love.
A note from the book Artist to Artist:
“The Artist has only to remain true to his dream and it will possess his work in such a manner that it will resemble the work of no other man.” (By Albert Pinkham Ryder, 1847-1917)
I wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving with family and friends, and I also wish you a very merry Christmas.
Your friend in Christ, Brunhilde