painted this particular painting it was with the
vision of an Asian woman, walking through a
field of bamboo to find her horse who had
Its rope had
become tangled within the bamboo and the girl
works very gently to free her companion.
all my life I dreamed of someone who would stop
at nothing to find me, no matter where I had
wandered, no matter how lost I had become in the
I longed for
someone who would notice if I had gone and
search through the hills and valleys of my mind
to find me once again.
years I wrestled with dark depression, and the
greatest gift to me was the individual who saw
through my dark layer and reached in, pulling
the real Stephanie out to the light.
The fact is,
that person exists, and will always exist for all
of us; His name is Jesus Christ.
Jesus knows who you are…even in your darkest of
moments; even when the dark one has convinced
you that your garbage, not worth even another
But the Lord
Jesus knows the tremendousness of your worth…and
longs to reach in and pull you out of your own
dark place into every amazing thing you can
be…call His name.
song by Michael W. Smith which speaks volumes to
me about this very thing.
believe we hide so long and run so well When
all the while we're aching to be caught and held
But it's only in surrender that our freedom
comes And so I run abandoned to your waiting
arms Singing, "Ollie, Ollie everybody free!
I belong to you and you belong to me!
you caught me by surprise I found my tears
are in your eyes I hear my heart inside of
you At last I've found somebody who Can
free my soul And love me too