YOU are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let YOUR light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:14-16 NIV
Jesus said He is a the light of the world, but here He calls ME the light of the world. When you look at them side by side it seems almost blasphemous. If He is, then how can we be? That’s what abiding does, it allows everything He is to be who we are. It is Christ in me, the hope of Glory, which is most often seen or associated with light.
About the artwork: A light bulb cannot produce light unless it is hooked up to an energy source. And inside that bulb a thin weak filament carries the power and lights the darkness. So we are really more of the filament in the bulb connected to Him, the power source. And what a shame if, in this world where people are stumbling in the darkness, we use our weakness as an excuse not to abide in His power and light people’s way.
*** I prepped the top corner of the page with Art Basics clear gesso. After drying with a heat tool, I used black Ranger Archival ink on a lightbulb stamp. This ink is waterproof and smudge proof when dried. I colored the page with Gelatos. I tried using my microns for the lettering, but the Gelatos are too creamy. I ended up using a felt tip marker instead. Simple illustration but I will not forget about my role as a light in this world.