I showed my friend, Stefani, the painting and she loved it. She said that the painting is a representation of the act of surrender to Jesus. Then followed a discussion of the original title 'Lean on Me' vs. 'I surrender'. In all honesty, the painting portrays a physical and spiritual act of surrendering to Christ. However, I didn't want it to focus on my act of surrendering, but on Jesus calling out to me, to lean on Him, and allow Him, as The Divine Servant and Majestic King, to Shepherd me and lead me to living the life He died to give me. Jesus is knocking at the doors of our hearts, wanting to enter and come into relationship with us. He wants to love us and heal us from the brokenness of our past, which stalks us in our daily lives.
A lot of us are completely oblivious of the wounds and scars of the past and a lot of us don't even have that many wounds. But when Jesus enters our life, there is a pruning and a cutting that begins, that rips all the weeds from our life which we've become accustomed to. And once we've been stripped of all the leeches, sucking our spiritual life, there is a waiting period that takes place before we begin to blossom, and feed off the sunlight of our Heavenly Father; where we root ourselves deeper into the living rock, who is immovable and unshakable; where we become one with The Spirit, The Son and The Father.