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All God’s creation is very good!
Writer country: Suriname

Hoe wonderbaar is U Skepping!
Skrywerland: Suriname

Bible Study
Genesis 1

The Republic of Suriname lies in the northeastern part of South America, with a coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. The neighbouring countries to Suriname are French Guiana, Brazil and Guyana. Suriname is named after the Surinen tribe, one of the indigenous peoples of the land.

The Artist

The artist, Alice Pomstra is a member of the Hervormde Gemeente (Dutch Reformed Church):  “We live in a beautiful country that we received from our Creator. I see this as a special gift that we must cherish - a beautiful nature with wonderful forests and mountains that boasts great rivers with impressive rapids. It is a rich country with beautiful flowers and animals, but also sufficient food for everyone. Let us cherish this beautiful gift so that we can pass it on in its beautiful state to the coming generations.”

The Painting

Here we symbolically see the hands that receive the divine gift and pass it on to the next generations. Every day the sun shines over the land where animals and plants have found a place. The vegetables and fruit tell us that there is enough food for everyone. The blue hummingbird, the white ibis and the macaw are a few of the many bird species our country boasts. The blue frog (okopipi) is one of the protected animal species that can only be found in Suriname. The red and yellow heliconia is native to our country and the majestic kapok tree is a beautiful giant in our forest. The Voltzberg (Voltz Mountain) is one of Suriname’s many granite mountains. The seven women symbolize all women in Suriname who cherish this gift to pass it on to their children. Seven also symbolizes the seven days of God’s creation.”