Kimmies PicturePosted on June 2, 2012
Abba Father by Kerrick
My Savior & Friend by Keaton
Kimmie called me on a Thursday. She said she was on her 3rd battle with cancer and that the doctors had told her this would be her last. She had about 2 weeks left on this earth. She loved the smiling images of our Lord and wanted to get them for her hospice staff, and also for the kind nun who visited her often. Abba Father was her favorite. Although weak from the struggle, she was kind and peaceful. It was wonderful sharing our Lord’s love and hope with this gentle soul.
I immediately called my daughter at our gallery and told her of Kimmie. I asked her to rush this shipment as her days were so few. Later that evening as my daughter and I discussed the day’s orders, I asked her about Kimmie’s. She said she had indeed got it mailed that day, but also that she had felt led to include an extra picture. “Which one?” I asked. “The sketch of the young woman seated with Jesus, with her head resting on His shoulder” she answered. In our many years in this art ministry, we have learned to not question such leadings.
The following Monday afternoon, Kimmie called me back. She thanked me for getting the shipment to her so quickly. It so happened that the nun was visiting that day and brought in her mail. She was glad she could personally give the nun her picture on that visit, but as the nun opened the package, she gasped. “You know the extra picture you included?” she asked. “Yes” I replied. “That is me!” Kimmie said. “That is my face, my hair.. I couldn’t have sat for that portrait and it been any more in my likeness.” I was stunned, but there was more.. “But also, you know how the woman has Jesus’s hand clasped between her two hands? Ever since I was a small child, I have always held everyone’s hand between my two hands”. As our call ended, I praised my Lord.. to have us send this loved child of His an image of them together, just days before she would join Him.. holding hands in the way she always had. PRAISE HIM!!
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