Glory – An End and a Beginning
On Saturday 5th February there was a ‘BibleFresh‘ away-day for three Methodist Circuits in the Hull and York District. Among the activities was a session on Scripture inspired Art, led by myself and a Creative writing session, again based on Scripture, led by Sally (my wife and a minister in the Snaith and Selby Circuit). The purpose of both these sessions was to encourage folk to engage with the Bible in creative ways.
In the First session, having got everyone going on a piece of artwork based on their favorite passage of scripture, I decided to just create something myself using watercolour paints. With no particular passage of scripture in mind but just a sense of explosive light ripping back the darkness I painted the picture below.
At about the same time Dave Bisenden , a member from Selby Methodist Church, was writing a poem in the creative writing session:
An End and a beginning
Pitch blackness, dampened by cloudy skies,
Bones feel death
Father lost, despair of empty heart,
Words, empty ears,
Silence echoes in the still air.
Armed men, all lost.
Clash of armour,
All lost, all taken.
Cross against sky.
Cry! “It is done”
The Holy Spirit at work?
I think so.