Eric Reed

Breaking Light
Photography, typography and digital design printed on acrylic, mounted on brushed steel
24″x36″
Contact artist at rooibosreed@me.com or follow Eric on twitter @ereed89

Artist Statement

Since I first heard this song in 2006 at MetroLive, I knew that “Marvelous Light” was the anthem I had been needing on my journey out of addiction and into the freedom of Christ. This song has played in my mind 1,000s of times over the last 6 years. What a true blessing to be able to create a testimonial through art and offer it up as worship to the One whose life, death and resurrection have set me free.

My chief goal in “Breaking Light” was to capture the themes of Christ’s victory expressed as His light over darkness, His life over death, and His freedom over bondage. The elements of the breaking light on the horizon, the joyful running of a young boy who is free, the flight of wild geese and the tension between the typography in an upside-down world of sin (the sin I dwelled in until Christ delivered my life) are my best effort to visually express this amazing song from Charlie Hall.

If you would like more information about my story out of bondage or the meaning and symbols in “Breaking Light,” please email me at the above address.

Audio/Video on Youtube

Lyrics

Marvelous Light, by Charlie Hall

Into marvelous light I’m running
Out of darkness, out of shame
By the cross You are the truth
You are the life, You are the way

 
I once was fatherless
A stranger with no hope
Your kindness wakened me
Awakened me, from my sleep
 
Your love it beckons deeply
A call to come and die
By grace now I will come
And take this life, take Your life
 
Sin has lost it’s power
Death has lost it’s sting
From the grave You’ve risen
Victoriously
 
Into marvelous light I’m running
Out of darkness, out of shame
By the cross You are the truth
You are the life, You are the way
 
My dead heart now is beating
My deepest stains now clean
Your breath fills up my lungs
Now I’m free, now I’m free
 
Sin has lost it’s power
Death has lost it’s sting
From the grave You’ve risen
Victoriously
 
Into marvelous light I’m running
Out of darkness, out of shame
By the cross You are the truth
You are the life, You are the way
 
Into marvelous light I’m running
Out of darkness, out of shame
By the cross You are the truth
You are the life, You are the way
 
Lift my hands and spin around
See the light that I have found
Oh the marvelous light
Marvelous light
 
Lift my hands and spin around
See the light that I have found
Oh the marvelous light
Marvelous light
 
Sin has lost it’s power
And death has lost it’s sting
From the grave You’ve risen
Victoriously
 
Into marvelous light I’m running
Out of darkness, out of shame
By the cross You are the truth
You are the life, You are the way
 
Into marvelous light I’m running
Out of darkness, out of shame
By the cross You are the truth
You are the life, You are the way
 
Lift my hands and spin around
See the light that I have found
Oh the marvelous light
Marvelous light, marvelous light

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