The funny thing is the plant is growing in our yard - through the fence with our neighbour's - it is kept chopped back. I did not realise that is what it is!
Now in spite of all changes made, sadly we see the ongoing oppression in Egypt of Christians by the current government.
So the prophetic promise continues to live the truth out in real time – how great is our wonderful LORD and His precious Word, and His promises to His faithful ones.
And how much greater it will be when this prophecy comes to pass.
 And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, ....
As you will see I have not done all of it, but the main part - this originally was simply an exercise and not a proper piece of work, and I had finished it all except for the colouring of the Egyptian borders (which I found online).
If I had realised I was going to give it as a gift I would have spent much more effort in the execution of the work. I had to do the coloured painting for our Calligraphy class Show and Tell last Monday week and as I was painting ten days ago I was suddenly hit afresh with the great hope in these words and thought how it would bless the hearts of my very dear friends up north of me, who are Egyptian Coptic Christians.
They long for this day and so I posted it to them the very next day after our Show and Tell. I know they have received it and so can post this now. Again I was so very sorry it was not a better work - but God's word is still so very sweet no matter how it is presented. That can never be taken away.