Old Testament

This poem goes with the series of paintings below and represents the Old testament. All are nebulas in outer space as photographed by the Hubble telescope. When put together side to side they created a mural. This was not my initial intention as God guided my hand to create this series. It was not until I finished the 4th painting that I realized what God was doing. I continued that idea into the 5th painting taking artistic license by extending the rainbow through the nebula. The Star of Bethlehem is in every painting and grows larger each time as His birth approaches. You can see the star in the "Eye of God" as a twinkle slightly left of center. The remaining stars are in the upper right corner of each painting. The last painting is called the "Pillars of Creation" as named by the Hubble telescope scientists. In painting it, I turned the stars into the symbols of the "Jesse Tree" to show the stories of the Old Testament, Jesus' family tree. From the apple of Adam and Eve, through Noah's Ark, the Coat of many colors, David's harp and King Solomon's crown all the way through to the Lily of Our lady, the "stars" tell the story of the Old Testament and the coming of the Lord.

The Eye of the Father


The eye of the Father is seen in space;

God had a plan to create a human race.

The universe exploded into the colors of Love,

Your right hand sent forth the Spirit Dove.

A host of angles created to adore;

Sunlight, moonlight, darkness no more.

Water and land, their place on the realm;

Birds, fish and animals created to dwell.

The Garden of Eden, a masterpiece of Your Love;

You created man in Your Image above.

It was all so perfect in the kaleidoscope of life;

In Communion with You without any strife.

There was no shame in that chromatic place;

Until temptation came and they fell from grace.

But Your Love would not be undone;

For it is perfect and the battle is won.

You sent Your only begotten Son the Christ;

For our sins He did pay the ultimate price.

He restored Your creation and the colors of love;

Our salvation secured in Heaven above.

The Eye of God
The Eye of God
Hand of God
Hand of God
Creation of the Angels
Creation of the Angels
Eden
Eden
Pillars of Creation
Pillars of Creation