This painting is about the precious time of waiting for the promises of life to come to fruition. The time between having a dream planted in your heart till you can see and feel it requires a measure of faith and trust that is essential for stewarding the gift well. It is part of the maturation process. The season of waiting for what is to come is a gift. We often get impatient and try to rush the growth in our finite understanding of the suffering or discomfort but this is never healthy for the new life that is on the way. The time of waiting is not only essential for the “fullness of time” but also for our own sake. God is setting us up for success, not failure. He knows what it will take for us to have what we need in order to move forward. The pregnant woman standing on the right represents the promises of God implanted within the heart of the believer. The tree she is standing under is illustrating the choice to submit to God’s timing and wait in “His shadow.” The hidden road behind her is indicating the promise of the adventure to come. All of these elements can be expected when you are carrying the promises of the Father. Every bit of it is a gift.