Paintings of parables in the bible

Sackaios meets Jesus

By Linda Wärmenhed

Luke 19: 1-10. As I read the text, this image took shape, where the growing power of green merged with Sackaio’s total conversion and Jesus; the way, the truth and the life. In the foreground Sackaios stands with openness and vulnerability, which also became my openness and vulnerability. His meeting, becomes my meeting with Jesus who stands behind me. And the same Spirit that aroused him now dwell in me, just as we should become ever more like him.
I chose to let the faces be blurry, to make way for your own contours. The essence is what happens inside when we meet the highest; you, me, Sackaios.  

Focus on the cross

By Linda Wärmenhed

During prayer at a homegroup-meeting, this image came to me. Sometimes it is difficult to discern God in everyday noise. He urged us that night to set our sights and keep our eyes fixed on the cross, despite everything going on around us. 

The lost son

By Linda Wärmenhed

Luke 15: 11-32. The lost son returns grieved, surrounded by darkness and with an inner wound of having betrayed his father. Father’s boundless love and light radiates to the son and fills the void created by the betrayal. The paiting can also be interpreted as that the Father’s love never left the son and remains as the red field in the son’s blue shape. Everything the father owns, the son owns, always connected.       

They are one

By Linda Wärmenhed

John 1: 1-5. In the picture the son is in the father and they are one.  The father’s light radiates through the son toward the world. His light shines in the darkness and overcomes it.

The woman touching the tassel of Jesus

By Linda Wärmenhed

Luke 8: 43-48. The woman touching the tassel of Jesus‘ garment is immediately healed. She touches his tassel and years of torments, pain and exclusion leaves her. His power fills her and the shame turns into the shining pearls of faith, which shimmer in her interior. The encounter with Jesus becomes a breaking point, in which the tassel in the picture both symbolizes Jesus and the faith that transforms her life, in the encounter with him, where he sends her out in his promising peace.