“In the same way, your Father in heaven does not want one of these little ones to be lost.” Matthew 18:14 GOD’S WORD
About the painting …
“Where is my child?”
There is unseen, unspoken heartache in families when a child is lost.
The Bible teaches that the soul is present at conception.
This is a teaching worth picturing—that the soul is eternal.
The Lost Child validates a woman’s discernment that a life is missed. This discernment and distress can lead to spiritual guidance and healing.
Mothers are not wrong to have troubling thoughts and feelings of guilt over their lost child … but they need not carry this burden and grief alone.
Word of Hope and other Christian counselors are ready to listen and help every woman (and man) dealing with misgivings, pain, and grief.
Painting and photography have a long tradition of capturing unseen and avoided realities by depicting the invisible and unmentionable.
Healing art can bring us all to the rending of our hearts—and then the mending of our hearts by the Lord.
The purpose of The Lost Child is to give hope, healing, and peace to women (and men) grieving for a lost child.
(The Lost Child © Shannon Wirrenga • Print produced by Lutherans For Life)
Lutherans For Life is offering The Lost Child, by artist Shannon Wirrenga, as an 11″ x 14″ matte-ready print. Please call 888-364-5433 (LIFE) or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in purchasing a print.
Pricing: $20 for the first print. $5 for each additional print in the same order sent to the same address. Shipping is included in the price.
“You alone created my inner being. You knitted me together inside my mother. I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this. My bones were not hidden from you when I was being made in secret, when I was being skillfully woven in an underground workshop. Your eyes saw me when I was still an unborn child. Every day of my life was recorded in your book before one of them had taken place.” Psalm 139:13-16 GOD’S WORD