This is a painting I did a few months ago. My young friend, Mariah, has chickens that lay these beautifully colored eggs. One morning I was cracking them next to the sink to make breakfast for my family when I noticed the way the sun was coming through my kitchen window. I just loved the way that the light hit some of the egg shells. So…I quickly took some photos and made one of them into a painting. It also reminded me of the old saying, “Which came first? The chicken or the egg?” It also reminds me of something we did with our children when they were little. It was called “RESURRECTION EGGS” which helps young children learn of the birth, life and resurrection of Christ. So I titled this painting, “IN THE BEGINNING” which could either mean Which came first or The Salvation of Christ came first!