The act of holding someone’s hand represents our support for one another. In the Bible, God ‘held’ the hands of Moses, Daniel, and Noah in times of trial. In my life, I am grateful to God, my family and friends for holding my hand to get through difficult trials. Together, we are stronger.
This painting is a seascape with a boat going on a journey. I turn 55 years old this year. As I continue on in my life’s journey (symbolized by the boat), I know that there will be ups and downs (symbolized by the waves). However, I (outline of the lady in the sail) must always lean against the Cross (the mast), trusting that the Lord Jesus is my Shalom Navigator who goes before me and will be beside me. I have always been a type A person, wanting to be in control. I must, instead, completely place my hope and trust in Jesus.
The ram’s horn or shofar is most recognised as a musical instrument to call the people to repentance, for war, to worship and healing. But a ram’s horn is also frequently used as an instrument to carry the Oil used in anointing, praying for the sick, for consecration and as a mark of God’s spirit upon the person. The believer is to be like a ram’s horn – a call to God’s salvation – the hope in Christ but also a storage instrument of blessing to others. The purple background is a reminder of our royal priesthood.