Sunday, 11 February 2018


"Daughter of Zion"
Pam Finlay
Acrylic on Canvas
February 2018

Be brave, you daughter of Zion, obey God’s heart for your life.   This painting is metaphorical of God’s chosen people, his set apart ones.

Amazingly the person I was led to find out more about through this painting was a young woman in the bible called Abigail.

Abigail’s story features in the book of 1 Samuel:25.  Her story is one of bravery.  She possessed heavenly intelligence, self control and vision.  She interceded for God at the right time.  She was a wise and determined woman.  In a difficult situation she chose to obey the unction of God and acted in discretion.  Her name means “My Father has made himself joyful”. 

The words “Daughter of Zion” were given to me as I was painting.  The daughter of Zion has the nature of God inside of her.  She possesses a humble spirit and is jealous for God.  She is holy and the redeemed of the Lord.  The light of God resides within her.  God is promising complete restoration for her.    The scripture tells us so in Isaiah 62:11-12.

Isaiah 62:

11 Indeed the Lord has proclaimed
To the end of the world:
“Say to the daughter of Zion,
‘Surely your salvation is coming;
Behold, His reward is with Him,
And His work before Him.’”

12 And they shall call them The Holy People,
The Redeemed of the Lord;
And you shall be called Sought Out,
A City Not Forsaken.