Coloured pencil on Canson Pastel Board
What IS in the box? I bet you’re asking yourself that right now! Curious? We always like to know what we are actually looking at, don’t we? If it’s packed, or wrapped we can’t tell what it is and we do want to know, don’t we?
Two Sundays ago the Revd. Chris Howard spoke of God as being uncontainable and used the Old Testament account (2 Samuel 2:1-19)of David moving the ark, the ancient portable shrine that symbolized the presence and power of God, to Jerusalem. Chris spoke of the “uncontainable nature” of God. No-one can put Him in a container, He is everywhere (the ark contained the two stone tablets of the 10 commandments).
In today’s image the power of God is represented by a shaft of light that has “escaped” from the sealed box. Even in a desolate, barren world, God brings new life!