This painting is an illustration of how God’s chosen are called to live. As children of God, our walk is one of immeasurable faith; trusting our Father to be our everything, including our protection and even our strength on this treacherous adventure of life with an enemy who wants more than anything to derail or faith by planting the seeds of doubt and disappointment in our minds. Doubt and hope deferred undermine the very way we are called to walk out or lives; by faith. This painting is depicting a life surrendered to Jesus; the surefire way to keep our minds free from doubt. The figure in child’s pose with open hands holding the flame of truth represents the believer letting their “light shine before men” with humility in their heart. In this place of surrender our Father magnifies our flame until it becomes a consuming fire raging throughout the heavens drawing all men to the true King and proclaiming His glory.
The tree on the left represents of the finished work of Christ on the cross and a reminder of the power of His resurrection; the same power that gives us life and breath today making it possible for us to walk in relationship with Him; to gaze at His beauty and inquire in His holy temple.
Meditation Psalm 27