Light our City, Mansfield Ohio
This summer was the second annual Light Our City gathering in central park, Downtown Mansfield. I was invited to paint alongside two other artists during the kickoff event. Light Our City is where people of faith gather together from many different churches across Mansfield-Richland county, despite our differences and collaborate to serve those around us!
During the 2014 kickoff event, Awakening Band played several worship songs, as people stood in the grass, and gathered on park benches to sing together. Several area pastors shared inspiring stories about their experiences in town. I loved being involved with this event, because painting is one of my favorite ways to express worship!
Hopefully, someone was inspired to see the various ways that we can connect with God… music, song, art, creativity, dance, or even simply gazing at the bright blue sky that opened up above us as we all sang in unity. I’m so thankful for this organized event where we all can acknowledge that we are part of one family, even if we do not all look alike, we are all on the same team! Our goal is to bring light to the world. I look forward to more opportunities to stand and paint the colors of God’s love where others can see it!
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness… only LIGHT can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate… only LOVE can do that.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Looking forward to the next one!
Sincerely, Laura Thompson