Wait For The Wind


And it shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the poplar trees, then you shall act promptly, for then the LORD will have gone out before you…’ 2 Samuel 5:24

When I began painting, all I could see was pink – nothing but a rich magenta pink! Pink means ‘joy’. I waited a long time, with the pink painting silent for days on the easel in the corner, waiting for an image to come. Eventually I painted wispy white, and what seem like a whirlwind, and then it became like a pathway, and the painting was finished very quickly. White means ‘purity’, and gold ‘divine glory’. I knew it was the story of the sound of marching in the tree tops. I also understood that waiting was significant.

I believe there are several points of importance from this story and in this painting. Firstly, David only acted in obedience to what he had heard. He’d just come from a triumphant battle, yet this was a new strategy. He did not repeat what he knew already worked. Instead of going directly into battle, David was to adopt an unusual position of circling behind, and wait for the sound of marching. First point: the Lord will be specific with you. Position yourself, continue to rely upon the Lord in each circumstance, and don’t be afraid of what it looks like.

Secondly, the sound was new, it was not just ‘wind’ in the treetops, but ‘marching’. It was a specific sound that signaled time for battle, a time God would open up a portal in the spirit realm and allow heaven to meet earth. Second point: the Lord will develop sensitivity in your hearing, where your relationship with Him is so close, that you know His sounds. This is His promise. Do not be provoked into moving too soon. Wait for the Spirit.

Thirdly, David was instructed to act swiftly. He needed to have his army ready upon hearing the signal that the Lord had gone before him, and that was no small task. Third point: be ready. Have a clear pathway. This is His provision. Be steadfastly purposed in your heart to act in that moment.

Patience. Discernment. Action.

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Giclee Reproductions are printed with a 3cm white border.

‘Wait For The Wind’ has been selected from the book 40 Days hath November to be reproduced as Giclee prints. Technically speaking, our prints are not prints at all, not in the common use of the term, but are fine art reproductions of original works. The quality is so high that it is difficult to tell between the reproduction and the original. Giclee Reproductions are premium high-resolution digital images produced on museum quality, Canson 300-320gsm Cotton Rag (fine cotton fibres woven into a paper-like product) printed with archival Canon Lucia EX 12-colour pigment high-performance inks. Canon Lucia EX pigment inks achieve an “under glass” permanence of 95 years for colour images.

Giclee can be confusing, as many may incorrectly assume that all digital printing is equal. Essentially Giclee (pronounced ‘zhee-clay’) is an invented name from the French word ‘le gicleur’ meaning ‘to squirt’. Originally coined in 1991 to distinguish between common digital prints and the highest quality form of art reproductions using wide-format inkjet printing technology. In 30 years, this technology has advanced enormously, giving an even wider distinction between Giclee reproductions and digital prints. However, we still use the word ‘print’ so that we are easily understood. 

Fine Art Giclee Reproductions should be framed behind glass, using a matte to separate them from the glass. Consult your local framer for the best way to frame your reproduction and ensure your artwork still looks amazing for 3 – 4 generations. 

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20 x 20cm, 30 x 30cm