The Ark is a gift from God to Noah and his family so that they can be saved from the flood.
I chose the story of the shepherds receiving the news about the birth of Jesus as it brought hope not only to them but also to all of creation. The angel’s announcement certainly got the attention of the shepherds keeping watch over their flocks by night. But it was something else that sent them hurrying toward a manger in Bethlehem. It was HOPE. After hearing the good news, they spread the word concerning what had been told to them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed. After the shepherds witnessed the birth of Jesus, they returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. Their lives were changed. Similarly, we have hope of a renewed relationship with God and a hope of eternal life through Jesus’ birth.
My artwork shows Abraham gazing at the stars and God promising him many descendants. For the black background, I used acrylic with a layer of glue on it to sprinkle the stars on. I coloured Abraham and the rock with colour pencils. This is one of the most iconic promises that God has made in the Bible as it marks the beginning of Israel.