“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up the flames will not consume you.” Isaiah 43:2 NLT
Sometimes in one’s life, it’s as if storms and waves of challenges come from every side. It often seems one will go down and swept away by the storms of life. In the Holy Bible, there are lots of encouraging words that gives one hope to persevere to ride the storms of life.
O. Yemi Tubi is using this painting to illustrate one of the encouraging verses from the Holy Bible-Isaiah 43 verse 2. At the background, he painted the face of Christ breaking through the turbulent cloud in the sky at the back of the main image. He painted an image of a woman on surfing board in his usual style of Roses and Thorns which is also a message of encouragement – As the roses blossom amid the thorns, one can survive the raging waves of life.
He put two waves opposite each other to create a heart’s shape around the main image. This depicts that even in the storms of life one can sense the love of God.
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