Knows Every Detail

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Showed in the picture are strands of hair of which the Almighty knows and counts each one (knots and all!).  This represents just how much God knows and cares about each person to whom He has created.

“…the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.” (Luke 12:7 NLT).

Humility and Service

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The orange spheres in the picture symbolise everyday people and a golden cloud represents God in heaven. This represents Jesus as He took on a plain human appearance. The cloud touching Jesus illustrates His perfect relationship Father God.

…He gave up His divine privileges he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When He appeared in human form, He humbled Himself in obedience to God…” (Philippians 2:7-8, NLT)

Grace

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Paint splashes and golden flakes in this picture show creation as it celebrates and praises God. This is also the human response after finding hope in Jesus.  He freely offers grace and forgiveness to those who humble themselves and repent of their evil ways.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” (Romans 3:23-24, NIV)

Limited Perspective

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This installation requires the audience to look through a small peephole at the top resulting in a limited view of the image below. The purpose of this is to illustrate the limitation of the human mind to ‘see’ and understand the things of God and to instead adopt a child-like faith.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.” (Psalm 139:6, ESV)

‘”Truly I tell you,” He said, “unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’ (Matthew 13:3, NIV)

Flight

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This picture of the monarch butterfly represents three levels of ‘being’- body, mind and spirit. Viewing in daylight represents the material world and body- what you see is what you get. Viewed under ultraviolet light, this is the mind- the aqua is what is right (according to God), and the red/orange are the things that look good but are deceptively bad.

Holding Together

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Viewed under ultraviolet light, aqua circles resemble atoms and particles- the basic building blocks of life.  This is an analogy of God being everywhere, evident in all creation and holding everything together by His power.  The red/orange represents the sin-filled fallen world that ‘masks’ the evidence of God in creation. However, portions are still evident, as nothing can completely hide God’s glory. Viewed in the dark (glow in the dark) the faint, the partially obscured aqua (evidence of God) is now visible. This is like ‘seeing’ indirect evidence of God in circumstances and in creation.

“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:16-17, NIV)