Rejoicing Olive Trees
If you have ever been in Jerusalem during times of celebration, you have seen hundreds of Jewish men young and old dancing the Horah in the streets and squares.
Or who could ever forget those scenes, in documentaries, of Jewish people rejoicing in dancing circles as Israel became a Nation State back in 1948.?
These scenes are etched in my memory, and are the inspiration for this painting of dancing olive trees!
This kind of corporate rejoicing, with arms linked like links in a chain, in an unbroken unspoken bond of unity, is deeply moving.
These dancing expressions of united joyfulness, can be seen in any Jewis community throughout the world, especially at weddings.
The scriptures pose this question to us Gentiles, “ If their being cast away (for our sakes) was for the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead!
As God is regathering His scattered Jewish people back into their own true Identity as the Olive Tree of Israel, in preparation for the coming of their Messiah King. We can not even imagine what the rejoicing of that day will look like!
I pray this painting releases an expectation of what is yet to come. amidst the horrors of darkness, circles of dancing light raising a mighty Hallelujah to the coming King.