This is a picture by Bill Stephens that hangs in our bedroom. It is one of the first things we see when we wake up and when we go to bed at night.
It has very special meaning to my husband and I. One weekend last spring we were on a Christian retreat. As my husband walked on the beach the Lord placed theses words in His mind: "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of My hand." (John 10:27-28). These words really were impressed on his mind and then after his walk he went to the early morning chapel service and these same words were read!! It was like God was speaking directly to him and he realized as never before the importance of hearing and following
Christ. My husband had just gone through a very difficult year with prostate cancer and some other personal hardships.
I found this painting on line and spoke to the artist--he can do personal touches and he did my husbands initials on the sleeve (it doesn't show on this photo). Thank the Lord, for the way he can personally speak directly to our hearts and for the many ways he can do this! I praise God for the gifts of his people, also, for the way this artist captured something that is so dear to us!!