A colourful rainbow emerges from the 2D, black-and-white coloured earth which brings the painting to life. The white silhouette cutout represents God speaking the words of Genesis 9:11. This brings to focus the centrepiece of God’s amazing promise, represented by the rainbow.
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.
When Jesus ascended from the water, the heavens were opened unto Him—lo and behold, a voice from heaven declared that Jesus was the promised Saviour and the Spirit of God descended as a dove, alighting on Christ. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)