This artwork is accepted to be part of the traveling exhibition of artist collective ArsProDeo with the theme “Heel de Aarde’ In Dutch it has 2 meanings: ‘Whole the Earth’ and also ‘Heal the Earth’.   Size: 72×102 cm incl. frame. Acrylic and pencil on paper. Stitched together with thread and stretched in frame. The brokenhearted. The whole creation in brokenness sighs and cries. In Luke 4:18 Jesus says, ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted….” The brokenhearted comes from the Greek word tethrasamenous. The one whose life is constantly divided and fragmented. E.g. through broken relationships or trauma.  When we are at the end of our own resources, brokenhearted, we have arrived at a place where all we can hope for is God. Fortunately, Jesus promises to heal (Greek: aphiesi = free, release) you from the effects of brokenness and we can experience liberation from emotional bondage.”  

Link to the exhibition page of ArsProDeo