This painting was a product of team work. I started the painting and Paul added the finishing touches. I could’ve felt disappointed by this, but I realized that the changes made were necessary to make a good painting. We sometimes forget that working together is so much better than doing something alone. Our voices can be heard much stronger when we join them. The inventions we come up with, the innovations and different ways of accomplishing them are all part of the team effort. Solving problems goes along with that. We need to compromise sometimes, we must listen to other opinions, we must give and take. That’s where the healing begins.
You can see Him in the morning mist or in refreshing showers,
He walks amidst the tallest trees and dots the fields. with flowers,
His voice is sweet yet full of power to all who want to hear it,
He reaches out his hand to all, but many don’t come near it,
His love is so much greater than we possibly could know,
He never will give up on us, He’ll never let us go.
Though we need God’s refining love and His sweet intervention,
Our hands are often tied and bound, we give way to dissension,
The world around us flails and falls, our cities fill with battle,
The leaders call for compromise, but that seems like more prattle,
We cannot come to terms with this, until our ears are opened,
Until the cries of justice ring and words more wisely chosen.