16″ x 20″
Acrylic on Canvas
Fire and Water Collection
All I craved and needed was a man’s forgiveness for I could not forgive myself for what I had done. I was consumed with memories of the past, yearning for peace inside my soul. I had been rocking for months in a sea of turmoil. My soul was black at the edges and the corruptive thoughts were slowly eating away at all the decency inside my being. I felt heavy, burdened with the choices I had made with no way to stay afloat.
There I was staring at my feet, unmoving and lost within my sorrow thinking to myself, “When will I realize that I don’t need the forgiveness of man, but from the Lord above?” I pleaded and just like light flooding into darkness, God reached down and washed my soul clean. I may never hear the words “I forgive you” from the man who’s forgiveness I desire the most but I will no longer let that define my existence. I am forgiven from above for what I have done below. I am washed clean of the previous me.
I am still left wondering, fretting, and questioning myself. If God, the ultimate creator and ruler, can forgive me of my past, when will I be able to do the same?
Released: August 29th 2015