"Amazing Love", by Dalton Sexton, acrylic painting
by Dalton C Sexton
(Loganville, Ga. USA)
His love is yours. You only need to accept it.
My daughter was preparing for a craft show on the evening of July 2nd, 2009, to help fund her mission trip. I was struggling with depression that evening, because my narcolepsy left me feeling useless.
I had been trying to get birdhouses completed for weeks, so that I would have something to contribute. After all of that time, I had only managed to complete three houses. She had plenty of donations to sell at the show. If not for them, the tent would have been nearly empty.
I went into the garage and pulled out the little canvas that I had attempted to paint on several times before, and failed. Using a toothpick and my fingers, through teary eyes, I looked to Jesus for guidance.
Not only was this my first successful painting, it was also my first time creating a face. I have drawn since I was a child, but the human face has always eluded me. That evening God showed me the one thing I could do while narcoleptic.
I have since completed several works, including a photo realistic portrait of my late father, been in two art shows, and have two permanent vendors displaying my works.
Praise The Lord!