The Seeds and Light Project
In the “Light Series,” the child represents all of us in our most vulnerable state. The child’s body is bisected by a chain. The chain represents sin, past shame, and fear. These invisible chains can make us feel incomplete and tie us to downward cycles of despair, depression, and self loathing. The candle in the darkness represents two things: our hope for change and the light that God sees in us despite how dark we believe ourselves to be. The child’s hair is dripping with the heavens because God has a plan for all of us, no matter where we are in our journey. The gold surrounding the head shows how precious we are to God and worthy of rescue.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:18-19, quoting Isaiah)
This series has a second meaning. It also represents the hope and light inside people despite their circumstances. Poverty is an invisible chain that can lead to visible ones. God sees the light in all of us and uses us to help those that need a beacon of hope to escape the cycle of poverty.