God gave Abraham and Sarah their promised child in their old age. This reminds me of my own story, where my father (whose Christian name is Abraham too) and mother waited almost ten years to receive God’s gift of a child (me!) to them. We are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to God’s promise in the Bible.
Abraham went to the land which God planned for him to go by leaving his country, his people, and his father’s household. It is a blessing that he responded to God with obedience. This story reminds us to do what God has told us with strong faith and full obedience. God never promised the absence of storms in our lives, but He did promise to walk with us through them.
Inspired by Isa. 42:3 and Matt. 12:16-21, which illustrate the Hope and Promise given by God to people who look for Him and ask for help, I looked for reeds in the Singapore Botanic Gardens and found them by the lake. The reeds were next to dry land, which led to the idea of combining the wick and reeds for this artwork.