I have started a Christmas Challenge for Advent. This post is a couple days behind but it’s here and I will be updating with each new day’s artwork. These artwork challenges are based off the Daily Lectionary Readings from here http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/daily.php?year=C
The readings are Psalm 25:1-10; Nehemiah 9:6-15; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
The underlying themes I gathered from all these texts were salvation, bread, children of light, God’s promises and waiting on the Lord.
These themes consequently led me to the Gospel of John…
“Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”
35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”” (John 6:32-40)
“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”” (John 8:12)
This artwork I drew using with permanent markers but then I took a photo of it and turned the bitmap into a vector using CorelDRAW.
The bread and wine represents Christ’s blood and body, there is a silhouette of people in worship whilst under a rainbow which is an example of God’s promises.