The idea for Balm of Gilead came shortly after Japan was hit by the catastrophic tsunami March of 2011. This is a painting of Christ?? second coming, after the great destruction and upheaval has ceased, and Christ is able to heal us. The two scriptures alluded to at the bottom of the painting are from Isaiah 54:11 ?? thou afflicted, tossed with tempest and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colors??and 2nd Kings 20:5 ?? have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee??
This painting is a testimony to the power of Christ becoming our personal balm of Gilead