While painting this commission, I reflected on how all of us are white sheep and black sheep. The white sheep isn't bright white - because all of us need cleansing. The dark sheep isn't pure black for there is no darkness that His light cannot reach. There are dark clouds representing the trials in mortality, but Christ will see us through any storm of pain, sorrow, temptation or loss. Our Redeemer's arms are open to all. He is mercifully inviting us to be lead to His light and warmth where we will find healing and rest in Him.