"Beginning" mixed media ©Sara Drescher Braswell
“Beginning” is inspired by the creation story in Genesis 1 and the song, “Let There Be” by Gungor. The song is haunting and beautiful and I encourage you to listen to it.
At the top of this piece it is black representing the nothingness that was before everything. Then, stars begin to appear, and then the sky of the earth, and then, finally, the ground of the world.
The face coming out of the curtain of space is Christ who was “the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.” Revelation 13:8
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.
And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:1-10
In the phrase “God created” “God” is Elohim which is plural signifying the Trinity aspect of God, but “created” in singular signifying the oneness of God as the one true God.