Captured by God’s love
There is nothing more horrific than the enslaving of innocent children in the sex trade. Stories of victims of human sex trafficking have haunted me and I’ve often wondered what I could do to help. I mentioned it to the Lord one day and soon a door opened for me to present an art workshop in a home for young girls who had been rescued from the sex trade. I jumped at the chance.
I was warned that the girls, ranging in ages from 14-18, typically were distracted with guest speakers. I was no exception. But when I began to share my testimony and tell the stories behind some of my prophetic paintings, I had their full attention. They asked questions and seemed eager to hear the Word through the simple explanations of how Jesus shows me what to paint and how to paint it. Through art I was able to share the gospel in a very natural way.
The girls were thrilled to get a creative impartation from above and do their own inspired pastel drawings. With great revelation, each one enthusiastically shared what God had shown them and how they interpreted it with vibrant colors. They seemed to glow, and you would never suspect their past traumatic circumstances.
I received some precious thank you notes from the girls. One said she had never done anything like that before and
|One of the girls wrote “God has changed me” around her drawing.|
that she never felt as she did while creating her piece. As I left that day, another girl presented me with a drawing of a butterfly and the words “God Has Changed Me.” The butterfly perfectly symbolized the ongoing healing, freedom, and transformation happening in these precious young women. I know God is restoring their lives. And I left with a deeper understanding of the power of art to be used in the process.
My visit that day inspired the painting