The hand in the artwork represents our Father in Heaven, who protects us – as represented by the globe. The colours dripping away from the hand represents the evil things of this world.
The Bible contains all His promises. Whenever we are anxious or fearful, reading His Word gives us hope and comfort. He promised us – His children – that He will never leave us nor forsake us. He promised to protect and guide us (His children). Knowing all these, we can face our future with courage. Other than that, a rainbow is painted as the background. That is because the rainbow symbolizes that God is faithful and that He will not break His promises. The colours of the rainbow remind me of His beauty.
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.
My painting is in semi-abstract form. It shows briefly the 3 aspects of a Christian life. On the bottom right hand corner of the picture, it depicts pre-believers as represented by the colours of sin (i.e. evil, wickedness, disbelief, greed). There are also believers who are led astray by the evil one. However, 1 John 1:9 clearly gives the hope and promise of God’s forgiveness. The centre of my painting is painted in green which represents salvation, repentance, restoration, growth, and most importantly, faith. The musical notes, the opened door to receive pre-believers, the crucifix, the bible, the open palms are icons of joy, eternity, God’s Word and faith. Lastly, the Dove is the symbol of the Holy Spirit and also represents God and His Unconditional Love. His Heart which I have painted in yellow indicates the supreme power of God, His blessings, His promises and hope as recorded in the Bible.