This painting is hanging in my current kitchen. I bought it from The Nester at a yard sale a few years ago. She sells great stuff at yard sales. And yes, she makes me pay. I make her pay, too. Well, sort of. It usually goes something like this:
Sister 1: “Ooo, you’re sellin’ that?”
Sister 2: “Yeah, you want it?”
Sister 1: “Maybe…How much?”
Sister 2: “Oh, you can just have it.”
It goes both ways like that. And then one sister tries to convince the other to just take it but the other sister insists on paying. What generally ends up happening is we trade stuff and no money is exchanged. Usually mom is in the mix somewhere, too. She’s the worst at buying all our stuff at our yard sales. She never ends up making anything when the 3 of us do one together because she spends all her earnings on our junk. Then she apologizes a year later when she re-sells them at another yard sale.
I think the frame of this one has been painted several times which makes sense because that’s just what my sister does. As I said before, I have had it for several years. But just a few days ago, noticed something I had never seen.
Well, I thought to myself, I wonder what Psalm 40:5 says? Though I’m sure this signature wouldn’t mean much on Antiques Roadshow, I felt certain it would mean something to me. So I looked it up. And it was a sweet reminder to me that the Lord thinks of me…too many thoughts to count. I am on His mind.
And just like that, I remember again how the Creator of the Universe likes to reveal Himself through unlikely people and unlikely things…even a yard sale painting hanging in my kitchen.