The Messiah Collection
The Messiah Collection
A Collection of paintings of Jesus, the Messiah. Jesus was not any ordinary man. He was God incarnate and fulfilled atleast 300 prophesies through His birth, life, death and resurrection. He played a pivotal role in history, so much as to divide history into BC and AD. He challenged religious practices, worked with the outcasts of the society, uplifted women and minorities, loved mankind to the point of death. He truly changed the Workd for good. Many, misunderstood His mission and still do. That doesn’t diminish who He really was – The Messiah.
This collection is ongoing and I add to this collection from time to time. It includes paintings using different mediums – acrylics, watercolor and mixed media.
From a very young age, I have had this huge love for colors. My daughter, when she was 3 years old, used to say “rainbow is my favorite color”. Mine too. So I decided to paint Jesus using all the colors of the rainbow. The rainbow to me represents God’s covenant with humanity and Jesus is the fulfillment of His covenant. We enter into partnership with God through Jesus.
I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Genesis 9:13
Breakfast Is Set
Breakfast Is Set – Acrylic on Canvas- 16×20
Few days after His resurrection, Jesus waited at the seashore, fish frying on the fire, for His weary and hungry disciples. The disciples had been in the water all night and caught nothing. Jesus called out to them and asked them to let their net on the other side and they ended up having a miraculous catch of fish. The men hauled in their catch and had breakfast with their master. Jesus knew their friends were famished and He made them breakfast. Reading the four gospels in the Bible, it cannot escape the reader’s eye that Jesus always met people at their point of need. He fed the hungry, healed the sick, cast out demons, raised the dead, all so He can take them to their next level of understanding the gospel – a deep and intimate relationship with God through His ultimate sacrifice. Jesus will meet us at the point of our needs too, not to make us comfortable in this passing world but to restore our friendship with God. May the blessing we get not end in a transactional relationship with God but instead move us closer to have intimate friendship with Him.
When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them—fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread. John 21:9
Greatest Is Love
Doesn’t holiness often feel like an Old Testament concept? Everytime I think of holiness, I remember the Ten Commandments, the Ark of Covenant, and how the Holy God interacted with an unholy nation. Thank God we are on this side of the cross! With the covenant of grace, holiness no longer feels like an important aspect of the new covenant Christian life. At least, that is what we have come to believe. However, the New Testament is full of advice on holiness. As I meditated on holiness for this painting, the inspiration came from the New Testament scripture of 1 Peter 1:16-“ for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.”. Jesus did not come to destroy the law but to uphold it through His sacrificial act of love on the cross. The God we serve is still Holy and desires holiness from us. Holiness is not legalism with a list of DOs and DON’Ts. It’s not born out of following strict rules from the Old Covenant. Holiness is a heart matter, a matter of love – perfect sacrificial love. Holiness follows when we love God and love people. Our love is imperfect at best, but when we abide in the love of Jesus, we partake in His holiness.
The Cross Is Grace
This is what grace looks like when God is both completely righteous and full of compassion. Freedom ALWAYS comes at a price and Jesus paid a heavy price to set us free from the consequences of sin. Believe!
You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. Colossians 2:13-14 NLT
The Ancient of Days
The painting was inspired by Daniel chapter 7. Daniel records his vision in this chapter and talks about God’s sovereignty over world events and affairs. He alone determines who stands and falls. He was and is and is to come – He is outside of time and space. The Alpha and the Omega – the Ancient of Days – the beginning and the end.
“As I looked, “thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened.
Daniel 7:9-10 NIV