Our second One Word is Fall.
by David Trautman
videography & poem
Creatures came when Adam called them
Back then creation was
Now they flee our presence
They saw us hide
Beneath skins like theirs
We pointed our fingers and shared
Left the garden forever blocked
No way to return except
Come set our hearts
Return us to the one who
Back to the garden where you call us
In Genesis 2:19, we read that God brought all the animals to Adam and “whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.” In the beginning, all of God’s creatures—humans and animals—lived in peaceful harmony. But after Adam & Eve disobey God and allow sin to be unleashed on the world, the harmony among creatures gets broken. Sin separates us from God, but it also has separated us from the creation. The dividing wall of hostility cuts straight through all of creation. On a recent camping trip, there was a hawk that would fly away every time I got too close. I decided to capture it on video to show how wild animals don’t come to us when we call them by name anymore. Our relationship has been fractured. But one day, the creation will be restored to its former harmony.
God’s Saving Hands
by Sharon Cernogorsky
Man is a sinner. He falls from grace by committing adultery, murder, and many other sinful acts. As I see it, we are falling because of our sins, but thankfully the Lord is there to save us from ourselves. Hallelujah!!!! To God be the glory!!!!
Eve Reaching for the Fruit
by Daniel Trautman
I remembered the story of Eve picking the fruit, so I wanted to build her picking the fruit.
The Fall & The Promise
by Melissa McMillan
I took these photos—one in North Carolina and one in Thomasville. They make me think of heaven reaching down to touch the earth: the stormy sky a symbol of the fall, and the rainbow a reminder of God’s promise that He will never leave us.
by Henry & Catherine Miller
poetry & music
This was the second hymn we ever wrote. We never recorded it until now. We wrote it about over a decade ago. Henry wrote the text after reading the book Desiring God by John Piper. After reviewing the scriptures for this gallery, I felt like the text fit.
Words in Art
by Jake Myhre
photography & poetry
When reading psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs I am always struck by the immense beauty of the wording, verse, and poetry. Some of them come from ancient texts, new songs, or more obscure translations of biblical texts. I think their complex ideas are complemented by simple artwork, or vica versa, which is why I like to find pictures of art I’ve seen and match it with the ideas the words convey. It’s one of my favorite devotional tools!
from Messe Solonelle, Op. 12 by Cesar Franck
by Sally Hernandez & Catherine Miller
viola & piano
I love this piece because of its beautiful melody. My favorite recording of it is with Pavarotti and Sting.
I love the haunting melody. The lyrics of Panis Angelicus (Bread of the Angels) were written by St. Thomas Aquinas in 13th century for the Feast of Corpus Christi, a liturgical celebration of the Eucharist. The melody by Cesar Franck was written six hundred years later, in 1861. The piece is commonly used for funerals. Genesis 3-5 makes me think of themes of death, loss and brokenness and I thought about how we didn’t get to play together right now except through videos, and how much we miss that and how much our people are missing the celebration of communion right now as a corporate act. This felt appropriate. This is the English translation of the text:
May the Bread of Angels
Become bread for mankind;
The Bread of Heaven puts
All foreshadowings to an end;
Oh, thing miraculous!
The body of the Lord will nourish
the poor, the poor,
the servile, and the humble.
by Amanda Trautman
When I drew this picture I had to think about what I wanted to do before I chose this. I drew a broken heart because when Adam and Eve sinned it was like God’s heart breaking in two.
the FALL of man
by Carol Kelso
plant | wood | paper
When I heard our deacon, Chris Recinella, preach about the upside-down kingdom we are living in, this idea was birthed. I took the picture at sundown as the light slips into darkness—yet we still see, but oh so dimly.
One Word is an artistic endeavor of Trinity Anglican Church. Every two weeks we will debut an online gallery “scroll” on a particular theme. To read more about this effort and see our next word, click here.