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18.000 x 23.500 inches
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Tender Moment Of Compassion
Painting - Acrylic On Watercolor Paper Matted
Painted from photograph taken by Alex Burrows at the Clinic in Santa Lastenias, Matagalpa, Nicaragua, I am intrigued by the emotions revealed in the moment - the mother's seeming indifference, attention distracted by someone else, her daughter's hurt, the tiny tears noted and the hand of her little friend reaching out to touch, to help, to care. I wrote the following poem....................COME INTO ME
Come into me, Lord Jesus,
into my wounded personality.
Come into my body, spirit, mind.
Come into my deepest places,
hidden pools of pain,
into my secret garden only you can find.
Touch and heal with your sweet Spirit
those wounded places in me,
where ugliness festers,
wounding words burst forth
fully formed, unbidden.
Touch and heal with your gentle Spirit
those hurt places of misunderstandings
where wrong was done, and demands
Touch and heal with your tender Spirit
the fires that burn within me,
the fires of fears and of desires.
You are fire, so you know thoroughly
You know how to use me,
direct me, control me,
into a new,
the precious �me� you envisioned,
imagined, created into being.
�Our God is full of compassion. The Lord
protects the simplehearted...� Psalm 116:5
July 3rd, 2010
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