Saturday, April 16, 2011

ΙΧΘΥΣ

I had never actually looked up what the Ichthys meant before today. I have known about it, but hadn't had a clear understanding of exactly what it meant. When out on my spring photo shoot a few days ago, I saw it on our neighbor's vehicle. I quickly snapped this shot and continued on my way (I didn't want the neighbor to get suspicious. :)) Today I remembered the photo and decided to look it up and the idea for this design came to me.

Here's some information I found on Wikipedia,  

"Ichthys can be read as an acrostic, a word formed from the first letters of several words. It compiles to "Jesus Christ God's son Savior" in ancient Greek "Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, Θεοῦ Υἱός, Σωτήρ", Iēsous Christos, Theou Huios, Sōtēr.
  • Iota (i) is the first letter of Iēsous (Ἰησοῦς), Greek for "Jesus".
  • Chi (ch) is the first letter of Christos (Χριστός), Greek for "anointed".
  • Theta (th) is the first letter of Theou (Θεοῦ), Greek for "God's", the genitive case of Θεóς, Theos, Greek for "God".
  • Upsilon (u) is the first letter of huios (Υἱός), Greek for "Son".
  • Sigma (s) is the first letter of sōtēr (Σωτήρ), Greek for "Savior".
Historians say the 20th-century use of the ichthys motif is an adaptation based on an Early Christian symbol which included a small cross for the eye or the Greek letters "ΙΧΘΥΣ"."

Friday, April 15, 2011

Forever -- Isaiah 40:8

I took this photo a few days ago. I wasn't thinking of this verse at the time, but when I got home and processed the photo it reminded me of this verse. I have another design with this verse, but I like this one much better. There's just something about that lone blade of grass standing strong. :)