To me the overwhelming message of the Book of Exodus is: If God gives you an order to move, will you obey and follow His lead? This painting expresses the chaos and distractions of life on earth. It’s all around us, trying to steal our focus and to lead us into darkness and confusion. But God tells us that He is here for us (the Light within the darkness). All we need to do is first recognize that He exists and then—amidst the clamoring of the world—keep our eyes and hearts on Him and follow where He leads us.