A Dogwood tree securely anchored by deep roots bends in the breeze. The tree is comfortable with its surroundings, wearing its pink blooms on a spring day.
Teenagers create self portraits, describing their art through words from their hearts.
Thousands of young children and teenagers aren’t rooted in families that provide safety for growing and blooming into healthy adults. Programs like art therapy offer an outlet for healing processes to begin.
Springtime is a good time to clean our spiritual houses. Harmful acts such as abuse keep us from beginning to heal dark places in our souls. Through Christ, the process of healing the messes that pepper fragile lives can begin.
Children may have no other outlet to begin to cope with trauma and pain other than art until caring people point them to Christ whose love has no boundaries.
“People brought babies to Jesus, hoping he might touch them. When the disciples saw it, they shooed them off. Jesus called them back. ‘Let these children alone. Don’t get between them and me. These children are the kingdom’s pride and joy. Mark this: Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never get in.'” (Luke 18:15-17, The Message)