God the Advocate
created for Hear My Voice: A Prison Prayerbook
12 x 12" Acrylic on Gessobord
Ready to hang
I have painted a few different renditions of this painting, on days when I need to see light in the darkness, a visual reminder of God's Spirit, the Advocate who walks with us. Psalm 139:12 says "even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you." So many of these paintings that I created for Hear My Voice: A Prison Prayerbook have ended up being a gift back to me as I wrestle with the separation and suffering of children and their parents on our southern border, and the lies, hatred and division that is promoted by the current administration. I pray that the Advocate will continue to move us to where we need to be to love our neighbors well.
"God the Advocate" is part of "Hear My Voice: A Prison Prayer Book" which will launch in August at the ELCA's Churchwide Gathering. Here's a link: ://go.augsburgfortress.org/hear-my-voice-a-prison-prayer-book. The prayers are written by those who work with the incarcerated, have been incarcerated, and others. They are beautiful prayers that translate to our own prisons. Interspersed are 15 of my paintings.
* This painting is available for purchase at $250. Email me at RobynSandAnderson@gmail.com if interested. I will be posting more.