"The Light Shines in the Darkness - Bethlehem"
Image 11x14"

This painting shows the inside of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the traditional site of the birth of Jesus Christ. My photograph showed the intense light coming through the door to the right of altar.  As I painted this piece it occurred to me that a sanctuary only shines with the light of Christ if Christ has been invited in, made welcome and dwells there.