The mosaic witnessing God’s goodness and faithfulness was created in conjunction with the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
The mosaic is constructed using pieces of glass, rock, and ceramic tile.
The central image of the mosaic is Martin Luther’s seal. In the center is a black cross to remind us of our salvation through the crucified Christ. It is set in a red heart which is placed in a white rose. This symbolizes that faith in our Lord does not corrupt or kill nature, but instead revives all creation and brings joy, comfort, and peace. The rose is set on a sky-blue background symbolizing our future heavenly joy, which begins already. It is encircled by a ring of gold, symbolizing the treasure of heaven’seternal blessedness.
We are adding the five “Sola’s” calling out importanttruths of the faith.
The angel is coming out of the Rhine River and the skyline of Worms, Germany is behind her.
The church on the left side is the old church in Worms, Nebraska and the one on the right is the current church.
Cows, trees, and ears of corn illustrate the agricultural roots of the area and God’s bountifulgoodness to us.
Stars fill the outer edges reminding us of God’s promise to Abraham.
Rachel Ziegler lived in Worms from 1997 to 2000 where her father was the pastor at Zion Lutheran Church. She attended Concordia University where she earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts Degree in Commercial Art and Graphic Design. Since graduating from Concordia, Rachel has lived and worked throughout Texas and Mexico while exhibiting her artwork. Her work has been acquired for public and private collections in New York, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Omaha.
“I will make your descendants as numerous as the sky andwill give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed”