5x7 Balm of Gilead

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Annie Henrie Nader

I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee. - 2 Kings 20:5

The idea for Balm of Gilead came to me shortly after Japan was hit by the catastrophic tsunami in March of 2011. I was moved by how much suffering I saw. This painting depicts Christ’s Second Coming when, after great destruction and upheaval, Christ will heal us. There are two scriptures inscribed at the bottom of the original painting: “O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colors” (Isaiah 54:11) and “I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee” (2 Kings 20:5). This painting is a testimony to the power of Christ to become our personal Balm of Gilead.- Annie Nader