Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle

“You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle.
Are they not in Your book? Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call;
This I know, that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise,
In the Lord, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid.
What can man do to me?”
Psalm 56:8-11


When I began painting, I was drawn into a misty blue rocking motion that became the lull between ocean wave peaks. Although the ocean was vast and there is activity everywhere, it was a calm comforting feeling. I ‘saw’ the bottle within a bottle with the hidden message in plain sight. It felt intentional and protected. I sense the Lord saying that this is a pivotal moment, where His message that has been preserved for an appointed time will be revealed. This is a “for such a time as this” moment.


On the flip side, sending a bottled message expresses the hope of finding a connection and surrendering to something larger than ourselves ‘out there’, anticipating potential fulfilment. It is prayer. The bottle within a bottle represents a message within our message. There is always something going on behind what we say is going on, and the Lord is aware of your prayer within your prayers. He does not let one fear fall to the ground unheard.


The colour blue represents healing and humanity; lilac represents royalty and favour. In the painting you will notice a demarcation in the atmosphere above the ocean. One represents the second heaven, dealing with the affairs and thoughts of mankind; this is the place of royalty and favour. The higher level represents the third heaven, where the heavenly hosts abide. This is the place of purity, innocence, and power. Even if you feel aimless and tossed by the waves, the heavenly hosts are busy triumphantly clearing your path. Look up! God is with you.


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