12 x 16 Oil
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The meaning of the white rose is…I am worthy of You, Heavenly, Innocence, Purity
Awwww….February the “Love” month. Advertisements to order flowers ,buy candy, make reservations for dinner for that “special person” are abundant as the “love” day approaches. I was one of those “wallflower” kids that NEVER received a box of candy or stuffed bear from that special friend, while in school. It always left me sad watching the “popular” girls get these gifts. Then as I became older and “mature”(ha ha), to receive the candy or stuffed bear wasn’t so important,(But, dark chocolate or flowers -I’d never frown upon! I love flowers. Maybe that is why I paint so many, as the painted ones stay “fresh” forever). it is more the meaning behind the giving. We were created with love and we yearn to be loved. It can be debated, but I believe our innate instinct is to love and be loved.
Love Is the Answer…
And when you feel afraid (Love one another)
When you’ve lost your way (Love one another)
And when you’re all alone (Love one another)
And when you’re far from home (Love one another)
And when you’re down and out (Love one another)
And when your hopes run out (Love one another)
And when you need a friend (Love one another)
And when you’re near the end (Love) (We’ve got to love) (We’ve got to love one another)
Light of the world, shine on me, Love is the answer Shine on us all, Set us free, Love is the answer
(written by Todd Rundgren for his band Utopia; also performed by England Dan & John Ford Coley…John Ford Coley was quoted as saying: “Of all the songs we released as singles, this was my favorite. The song first of all had a classical base, and the middle had a gospel section which I loved”)
The greatest Love is the answer and it is a love I can depend on every day of every month. And, I do not have to be “popular” to receive it, it will not wilt or die. I just have trust it, and know it is always with me, just believe and accept.
The greatest love and the greatest gift is from our Heavenly Father. He loves us with perfect, life-giving love. His love is our hope. He never disappoints, He never leaves us, He is always faithful and perfect in His love and truth. His love is the light of the world, His love is our answer, it shines on us and hopefully shines from us.
How dramatically different the world can be, if we all accept His love, share it with others and our light shines to all we meet!
Blessings and hugs…
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Psalms 33:20-22 (MSG)
18-19 Watch this: God’s eye is on those who respect him, the ones who are looking for his love. He’s ready to come to their rescue in bad times; in lean times he keeps body and soul together.
20-22 We’re depending on God; he’s everything we need. What’s more, our hearts brim with joy since we’ve taken for our own his holy name. Love us, God, with all you’ve got— that’s what we’re depending on.