This image began at Cliff College at their Tuesday evening gathering. I was present as I was accompanying a team of young Methodist Mexicans connected with John Wesley Seminary in Monterrey on a mission trip to the UK. I finished the image at the 3Generate youth conference at Southport, later that same week.
The Service began with worship that focused on the action of Christ’s redeeming working in rescuing us from the darkness of sin and bringing us into his glorious light. The worship leader invited us to enter into this light as an act of worship through the choice of songs and his prayers. The scripture, Heb 2:12, invited us to join in this declaration of God’s glory. The text used for the sermon again echoed the sense of invitation to enter into the light of Christ: “I the Lord am holy, you shall be holy. I will take you as my people and I will be your God”
In my mind I saw the cross as a shadow cast by the light of Christ, a light that shone in the darkness and drew people into Christ’s presence. This is a scene of worship.