The eagle is an inspiration and symbol of God’s promise that He satisfies my mouth with good things so that my youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
My picture depicts the promise that Abraham and Sarah received from the three visitors. God made a covenant with Abraham and said that Abraham will father a great nation. Later, three men visited Abraham and Sarah near the great trees of Mamre and said that God would give them a child the following year. Abraham and Sarah were already very old; and Sarah was past the age of childbearing. Nevertheless, His promise to them was fulfilled when Sarah gave birth to a son, Isaac, one year later. Abraham was 100 years old and Sarah was 90. I am glad that God always keeps his promises. This is the God we pray to, the God who loves us, and the God who has promised to save us through faith in Christ. I drew this picture as God fulfilled all the promises in Abraham’s life and Abraham had great faith in God.
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.
God does not lead you into wilderness to harm you. He leads you there to completely depend on Him. The dry places will bring you into a deeper intimacy with Him and you will no longer view Him as being far away. You will come to know Him in closeness and confidence. God always keeps His promises. He has the power to make them, and He has the power to fulfil them.