Broken Chains, Eternal Promise
I'm so thankful for the forgiveness and redemption Jesus has given us. When I look at this painting, I can feel the loving arms of God wrapped around me. And I can hear the words "welcome home". Be blessed!
- Elizabeth McLellan
Broken Chains, Eternal Promise by Melani Pyke
Acrylic and Oil
The broken chains are our being set free from bondage by the power of the Holy Spirit; on the other side are a man and woman embracing: Jesus Christ and the church, His bride. The interlocking rings resembling wedding rings remind us that this relationship is eternal. The mountain represents Mount Zion, a place of holiness and deliverance. “For I, the Lord, love justice... In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them.” Isaiah 61:8
- Melani Pyke
Artist Melani Pyke - Ontario, Canada
Canadian artist Melani Pyke has reached people worldwide through the oil and acrylic paintings she has created over the last 25 years. Through a lyrical sort of realism, her paintings point us to God’s presence, reminding us that hope and healing are possible. Although recognized by international art curators, Melani is active in the local community by leading art classes for all ages. Many of her paintings are created during live worship, and after winning multiple Art Battle competitions recently, she painted in the national tournament in 2018. Melani is also known for her public mural projects throughout Toronto and Niagara. Melani completed YWAM’s School of Illustration program in 2001, and Mohawk College’s Graphic Design program in 2003.