It was last Easter that I came across this painting and almost another 12 months for me to actually try and 'find' it. We were staying with my mother and step-father in Salisbury and I noticed a postcard of this painting in a small frame in their sitting room. I was immediately captivated by the presence of Jesus comforting the kneeling woman in the dimly lit cathedral. I love the light emanating from Him and that it shows that His presence can be felt wherever it is needed and not just up at the alter where most of the congregation are gathered.
The painting is called 'The Presence' and is by Capt. A E Borthwick. He painted it in 1910 in St. Mary 's Cathedral, Edinburgh and presented it to the cathedral in 1944. Please do visit their website here to learn more. They kindly gave me permission to write this post about it as I wanted to share this wonderful painting with you. The cathedral sells postcards of the painting for 20p(was the price 6 weeks ago) which also includes a short history about the picture, plus extra for postage.
May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy and Joyous Easter and may you sense His presence in all that you do.