"Feed My Sheep" by Kathy Fincher
Edition Number - 995
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Throughout the Bible, Jesus is described as the shepherd who nurtures, protects, and cares for his flock. This message is reflected through one of the stained glass windows in our church as it portrays Jesus as the Good Shepherd, holding and protecting his lambs and sheep. The title that I chose for this painting can be found in John 21:15-17, describing an intimate meeting between Simon Peter and Jesus. After the crucifixion and before His Ascension into heaven, Jesus provided Simon Peter’s needs by miraculously filling his nets with fish, then personally preparing, cooking, and feeding him. As they sat around the fire eating, Jesus’ final instructions were that Peter should do the same… “Feed my lambs… take care of my sheep… feed my sheep.”
“The Good Shepherd” is one of twelve, hand painted, stained glass windows in our sanctuary portraying the life of Christ. “Feed my Sheep” portrays one of our youngest members, Kelly, holding her stuffed lamb and captivated by the prisms of light and face of Christ.
Jesus speaks to us through the Bible, prayer, His shining Spirit, and through other members of His flock. As an artist, my hope is to reveal through the painting “Feed my Sheep,” that sometimes it is a lamb that leads us back to the pure and untainted message from our Shepherd.