In this room white clouds flood the ceiling. Clouds are symbolic of clarity and hope, two things we as humans desperately desire. The words and life of Christ bring clarity to our shortcomings and reveal our need for a Savior. They also bring hope for a reconciled relationship with God and man. We hope this room encourages you to live your life in light of eternity which will in turn bring life to every relationship here on earth.
IN 2020 WE ADDED A NEW ROOM, A DIFFERENT TAKE ON WHAT THE ACTION STEP SHOULD BE.
We were always meant to live in loving relationship with God and others. That’s the story of creation. The entirety of the Bible, after we first discovered shame, disconnect and blame in Genesis 3, is about God’s pursuit of the relationship He intended us to experience from the beginning. It’s His constant invitation back to the Garden, where God and man walked together in perfect harmony and God called it “very good”. That is the “Kingdom of God” at its core; the “abundant life” (John 10:10); a deep connection with the One who created the heavens and the earth.
This invitation to adopt God’s “Kingdom culture” was extended to us in the most radical expression of love through the life and death of Jesus, God’s only Son. Jesus longed for the restoration of mankind back to its original loving relationship and communion with the Father. Jesus taught us how to live out that harmony and love as God always intended.
Matthew 6:10, “… Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” That was His prayer for us to adopt in order to see mankind fully restored. Jesus is “God with us” and through His lifestyle and interactions with mankind, Jesus showed us the way to bring God’s Kingdom here on earth as He did. That continues to be the story of creation; that we accept this invitation and commission to join the Father, Son, and Spirit in bringing the radical example of undeserved love to all people from every nation and tongue. Let us elevate our minds on things above and participate in the restoration of justice and harmony on earth “as in heaven”.
Written by Travis Novak, WCHS Art Teacher
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