The Olive Tree of Israel is depicted in this painting as receiving into itself, and holding onto, as in an eternal embrace, the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments given by God on Mount Sinai to the Jewish people.
To express the passion and love of God, I painted the two tablets in a heart shape within the center of the tree.
In the giving of these commandments to Israel God expresses His Father Heart for His people and for all of mankind, through the Olive Tree of Israel.
The Glory of His Presence, is painted as sparkling white light from above, that shines down on the golden tablets.(representing their incalculable value). Rays of colour radiate out from the tree in an attempt to further portray a sense of the Glory and wonder of that most magnificent moment in history.
Imagine for a moment the father of all Fathers. The creator of the entire universe. The living God of Israel who so deeply desires to be known and loved by each human heart. Reaches down to encounter His people in this awesomely divine encounter in the giving of the Law, and in preparation for the giving of His Son!