God promises that I am not alone. My drawing shows dandelions and they represent God’s hope on the road to recovery. The lady is me and I am not alone. I was diagnosed with SLE, lymphoma and liver cirrhosis. During that same period, I experienced depressions and anxiety. Every day, I did not have the mood to do anything. Last month, during my recovery journey, I did my Bible study and did some art. Though the sickness is still with me, and it has led to all parts of my body not functioning well, which was a challenge for me, I never let go of myself. Life is worth living. I love art as it can help me destress, focus and find solutions out of problems! I found joy and contentment inside me as I pass my days – cool and calm! Years passed. Recently, my doctor found out that my thyroid has worsened and referred me to a specialist for further investigation. God is always with me and His promises never fail, so I am looking forward to my recovery. He is forever with me during my sickness.
My artwork has four scenes from the Bible which depicts hope or promise.
Noah’s Ark: God promises to never flood the earth again: He set His rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Him and the earth.
The Birth of Jesus Christ: It gives us hope that a Saviour has come to save all of us from evil.
Jesus Christ feeds the 5000: This gives us hope that Jesus will always be there for us when we need him.
Jesus Christ’s resurrection: Jesus promised his disciples that after 3 days, He will rise from the dead.
In my artwork, Jesus is depicted as descending onto earth riding on a cloud. He is triumphantly returning to earth to judge the living and the dead. There is colour pencil blending involved in my artwork as well as paint used. I thought of this because I read in the Bible that it is prophesied that He will one day return. My painting which shows His return thus gives hope to all Christians around the world that their Saviour has come to redeem them.
My artwork is about ‘Eternity’. A place to go after my death brings me hope because our earthly life is perishable. However, accepting Jesus into my life brings hope and His Word in John 14:2 (NIV) gives me the assurance I need: “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?”