This picture mathematically shows how sinners (red heart) can be made righteous in the sight of God (the requirement for an intimate relationship with him and for eternal life in heaven) made possible by the grace of Jesus (white heart) when he died and rose again. “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1, NIV)


The Grace Equation

SS12_The grace equation

The red heart represents someone who does not know God and has a sinful state of heart. The bracket containing the white heart with red stripes (representing Jesus who died for the sins of the world) in addition to the sinner who repents of their sins (red heart) and becomes an adopted child into the family of God. The end of the equation shows a red heart with a white heart in the middle representing Jesus who lives in that person’s heart and life.

Fragment to Freedom

F7_Fragment to freedom

The cracked red heart represents a state brokenness and vulnerability of the human heart. The painting shows a types of mathematical ‘equation’ of illustrating how brokenness can be healed and made whole in Jesus. The bible states that His death on the cross paid the price to take away the sins and pain of the world to those who ask (Isaiah 53:5). “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7). Free of anxieties, this is the freedom found in trusting God.

Forgiveness to Freedom


The heart on its side represents the human heart when it takes offence and is unforgiving toward another person. The effect is terrible- the bitterness almost destroys the individual from the inside out (hence by the heart was placed on it’s side) The middle part of the equation shows that when the individual asks God to help forgive that person, love then pours in, and replaces the bitterness. This love and results in the freedom (the butterfly)at the end of the equation.