Monday, 1 December 2008

Advent Light

As it was Advent Sunday we chose to focus on light as our theme and were privileged to have Chris Levine join us hot from a double page spread in the Guardian yesterday. He uses light in his art because it helps us to focus on the spiritual things in life especially in its purest form as laser light.

We also had Winni Hensinger a Physics lecturer from Sussex University explain a little about light and why it's so fundamental to the way the universe works, even being the constant that determines how time works.
But most of all we just had wonderful light art to experience and to enjoy.





Corridors of light to bathe in and travel down, beams of light to follow and walk across, narrow needles of light that looked so solid that you felt as though they would needle you when you walked into them.





As we made the journey from darkness to light, from ignorance to enlightenment, from sorrow to joy, we were reminded of the wonder of God and that he is light and in him is no darkness at all.

4 comments:

carl h. sr. said...

Like lighting the first Advent candle!
Thanks for sharing. I look forward to more pictures too.

krisanne said...

This is so beautiful. I wish I could see the beach huts...but am far away in North Yorkshire.

I came across your blog while searching for Advent poetry for an outreach project encouraging people to think about the reason for Christmas. Your words in this entry are so beautiful to me that I'd like to use them, if you are willing to give permission.

The words are:
"As we made the journey from darkness to light, from ignorance to enlightenment, from sorrow to joy, we were reminded of the wonder of God and that he is light and in him is no darkness at all."

Is it okay if I use the words? I will credit your Blog (and would like to change the tense to present tense).

Thank you for taking the time to share.

BEYOND said...

Of course Krisanne, please feel free to use these words. One of our aims is to provide resources/inspiration for others so I'm very pleased you have picked up on this.

krisanne said...

Oh good, I'm so pleased that we can use it! We're a group of Christians in Harrogate, holding a Shoppers Rest Day where we plan to give away free tea, coffee and cakes - and provide a place to sit and think. Your words will be on a leaflet that we'll put on the table - along with the poem 'First Coming'
by Madeleine L’Engle

Thank you again!

In case you're interested, the website is: www.interactharrogate.co.uk