Looking For Orcas Print
I’ve heard that God always answers prayers. Sometimes the answer is no. Sometimes, he says yes in ways that seem like a no.
During a family vacation in the Pacific Northwest, one of the things I wanted to see was an orca. We were hopeful, but we never saw one.
As I have reflected on this minor disappointment, and through the act of creating this painting, something occurred to me. God knew I wanted to see an orca, but because he knows me so deeply, he also knew why I wanted to see one, before even I did.
I had to stop and ask myself, why did I want to see an orca in the wild?
I wanted to experience God’s creation in a powerful way.
I wanted to see something I’d never seen before.
I wanted to have a remarkable experience with my children.
I wanted a neat encounter with an animal.
As it turns out, I did all of those things, even though I never saw one orca.
I marveled at the breathtaking vistas of Hurricane Ridge.
Our vacation home was on a beach filled with thousands of crabs. Never saw anything like that before.
Between our mountain hike, the ferry rides, the view from the Space Needle and a spin on Seattle’s Great Wheel, there was no shortage of remarkable experiences to be shared with my kids.
And feeding some harbor seals with a $2 bag of fish heads was a pretty neat animal encounter.
I didn’t get what I asked for. But somehow, I still got what I wanted.
Time and time again in my life, I didn’t get things that I asked for.
Sometimes we miss the answer to our prayers because we’re looking in the wrong place.
This colorful artwork by Jason Kotecki comes in a variety of sizes.
11"x14" Art Print. Each stunning, museum-quality print is made on thick, archival, acid-free matte paper.
16"x20" and 24"x30" Gallery Canvas. The fade-resistant canvas print is sure to make a statement in any space. It's a durable, satin-finished canvas hand-stretched on locally sourced wood frames. It features archival inks, black edges, and comes ready to hang.
30"x24" Original Painting. Available here.