I enjoyed creating this oil on canvas illustration for a church bulletin publisher. I have always liked the work of Warner Sallman and I really wanted to create a painting that had the feel of an old painting, and I remember as a child at church I would look at those paintings. In this scene, Christ heals the woman with the affliction on her back. Many of the old illustrations show Christ standing, in a position of teacher, or authority. Wouldn’t it have been something had Jesus shocked everyone and knelt before this woman to show her she was loved. After all she probably had trouble even looking up.