I know, I broke my own rule! This is definitely NOT a painting of the word LOVE, is it??
I painted this at least two months ago, and I'm only just sharing it now. Why? Because frankly my dear reader, I spent a couple of months down in the dumps and joy was the last thing on my mind. It wasn't anything in particular... just a chemical depression from my thyroid acting up.
But you know what? I could have posted it anyway, because there is another meaning to "joy" besides mere "happiness." Ever since I became a Christian, there is an underlying joy which accompanies me even in my suffering. It is very difficult to describe. It is as if all the sorrows of the world were wrapped up with (and offset by) all of the joys of God.
I still suffer all the time, just like everybody else. But the joy is there, too.
If you would like to give someone a little more joy, or have more of it in your own life, why not get a print?