Gallery: Provision (detail)
Art Title: Provision (detail)
Original art by Melanie Weidner
Created August 1999 - 11 x 15 inches crop, 22 x 15 inches original
Watercolor, collage on paper
Provision represents my wrestling with the financial challenges of ministry and self-employment, along with theological questions of how God provides (and doesn’t) for our needs. My emotional and mental responses are scrambled with the puzzles of these issues. Yet when I trust the journey of life and the ebb and flow of abundance, I find a clarity of openness as I wait for sustenance. I gave the woman in this painting white hair since I figured it would take me more than my whole lifetime to embody that kind of trust! But isn’t she luminous?