Personally, this painting holds a specific meaning for me. Because I live in Canada, I felt the need to share a message of encouragement and speak a fresh breath of hope into our nation. Although this can be picked up and received globally, I believe Canada will be a forerunner in ushering in peace, unity, grace, and healing unto the nations. I believe God has called Canada to be a voice, take a position of authority and leadership. Canadians have an assignment and can no longer take the backseat in watching others lead. May we agree and pray together for believers to be a people of prayer, boldness, humility and courage.
The Grey Jay: Represents qualities of faithfulness, courage, and sovereign protection. These birds are known to guard over one’s territory (birds that can be known as the watchmen), bringing about a word of warning.
Arrows: Often symbolize peace, however they are not simply characterized as being the “peacemakers.”Arrows can be used as tactical weapon that offer protection, safety, strategy and of course accuracy. People who use arrows to hunt have developed the fruit of patience, to wait in hiding for the appropriate time to advance.
Maple Leaf: Is the National symbol of Canada. It represents unity, healing, and peace. The leaf also marks a seasonal change that is in tune with the Spirit, that will bring fresh color to change the surroundings of an atmosphere.
-Mindi Oaten Art