December 21

“O Oriens…”O Rising Dawn, Radiance of the Light eternal and Sun of Justice: come and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

Artist’s Comment:
I enjoyed working with the tension of these two very different stones. If not physically attached to the base, they would still stand in correct balance. The black pearl stone is representative of those standing in darkness waiting for the great light (orange-almond alabaster) to shine upon them.

Reflection:

Isaiah 9:1: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone”.

Malachi 3:20: “For you who fear my name, there will arise the sun of justice with its healing rays”.

2 Peter 1:19: “Keep your attention closely fixed on it, as you would on a lamp shining in a dark place, until the first streaks of dawn appear and the morning star rises in your heart”.