Art in Heaven 2019
Cheetham CofE Community Academy
Our Guiding Light
To start this process, I met with our School Ethos group (a group of children who promote our school vision and values through spirituality) and we discussed the question: Where is God? We looked at some pictures and thought of God as a fatherly figure and a shepherd. This led us to the conclusion that God guides us. As a Muslim, although I don’t think of God as a father, I think of him as my Creator, who guides me through my life.
The Lord’s prayer is an important part of our school. We looked at each part in detail and decided that the line “Lead us not into temptation” links with guidance. No-one is perfect. Sometimes we are all tempted to do bad things, but God guides us.
Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet, a light to my path”. Inspired by this Bible quote, I produced a picture of a lighthouse guiding a person from the rough seas to the calm waters using oil pastels. I think of God as a lighthouse when we need help or are in difficulties we place our trust upon God to help and guide us – just as a lighthouse guides the boats.
I was pleased when I received help from our art group to create a stained glass window. Over an 8-week period the art group studied stained glass windows and we then created one ourselves. The finished one now is above our doors, to welcome anyone who walks through our doors to a school where God lives and will always guide us. I hope you like my window!