Last year I had a terrifying, horrible experience with my forty-day hospital stay. It couldn’t have been real – it should have been a science fiction or horror movie – but it was indeed real. I was on life support for nineteen days. It was really a miracle I lived.
Since I survived that ordeal, I have felt I should show my thanks to God. To do this, I will be painting, from time to time, scenes from the life of Jesus Christ. The first one is of Mary and Elisabeth. (See Luke 1:5-60) Elizabeth conceives in her old age. Mary conceived when the Holy Ghost came upon her “and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee.”
Elisabeth was Mary’s cousin. Mary went to visit Elisabeth. When Elisabeth saw Mary, her baby leaped in her womb. Her child would be John the Baptist. Elisabeth and her unborn child were excited because Mary was carrying the Son of God.
I have tried to portray this moment in my painting.