Shelter In the Time of Storm
DIMENSIONS: 38”W X 35-1/2”H
DESCRIPTION: While traveling across the Indiana countryside, I noticed an approaching spring thunderstorm. As I looked across the newly planted fields, a ray of sunshine lit up a grove of trees and a small country church in the distance. The scene was eerie, as though I were looking at a film negative, because the trees appeared so light against the darkening sky. There was no time to snap a picture of what I saw and, at highways speeds, it would have been just a horizontal smear of color. But the memory of that image persisted in my mind. I was compelled to try capturing that moment for others. As the process unfolded, I began to sense a message behind the scene I had witnessed: Even when situations appear threatening, hope—God’s protection for the spirit—exists.