Oil with Palate Knife on Canvas 24" x 36 " by Cheryl Harris White
I just completed a study on Joy at Denton Bible Church. One of the lessons I was most impacted by was the encounter of Jesus with the Woman at The Well. I was so inspired by the tenderness and compassion shown by Jesus to this woman who came alone in the heat of the day to avoid the scorn and gossip of others. Her life was a mess, and like all of us, she tried to hide it... but He knew her story before she even told it. Not only did he know her past, He forgave her. Not only did He forgive her, He gave her truth and life everlasting. In the midst of her shame, Jesus, the tallest red figure in the center of the painting, is the lifter of her head. Can you see His blood shed to cleanse our sin, flowing through the arms of living water swirling through the painting? And the woman bent over by the well, finally free... she drops her water pot and runs to tell everyone in the town. Through her testimony, an entire village met the Lord Jesus that day.