Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. ~ John 8:58
There are many names and titles for Jesus the Christ. Each has something unique to inspire in our minds one of the attributes of the Son of the living God. Several of these begin with ?? Am???? Am the Bread of Life, I Am the Light of the World, I Am the Good Shepherd. Each one of these is beautiful and reveals a part of our Savior?? purpose and being. However, it occurred to me that while all of these titles are wonderful, none of them encompass all that Jesus is. For me there is something about ?? Am??that says it all. It gives me a concept of who Christ is in the simplest form possible. In my newest painting, I hoped to communicate this idea visually in the immediacy and directness of His gaze with the suggestion of light and creation as a backdrop.