Abba's Longing Heart
In painting this picture I was thinking about the Heart of the Father, how might He be feeling about us, His children in this present generation.
Will we delight Our Father’s longing heart and heal the breach?
This painting, is one in a series of paintings of Abba’s Olive Tree, it is intended to portray a sense of the tension in the Father Heart of God.
The blood red landscape reminds us of the blood of Abba’s Son, shed for us. His life freely given from the Father’s heart to forgive, cleanse and heal the world from sin, and death.
Will we, His children, depicted here as the two separate parts of the Olive Tree. be willing and able in this generation to tear down the barriers and freely forgive and love another and become one?
In this painting, the smaller golden side of the tree represents Jewish believers. This is the miracle of our generation, only now are they a distinct and visible presence amongst us,.
The other, larger Gentile side of the tree, is shown here as fruitful but still separate from the golden sap of the firstborn Olive Tree of Israel.
Neither we nor they will ever reach our calling without each other.