When I first chose the photo for this painting, I didn’t notice the insect on the flower. When I did, it became the basis for the thought for this painting.

The insect is us, the grass represents the negative things in our lives, and the flower represents the positive things in our lives. Grass is useful and we need to walk through it sometimes, but when it comes time to rest, land on a flower! Don’t dwell on the negative, but on the positive. Philippians 4:8 tells us this:

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

Use the grass, but land on the flower!