Sunday, July 18, 2010
"Calvary" He Did It For Us.
This is a portion of an acrylic painting that I did a few years ago. The name of it is "Calvary." When Jesus was crucified on the cross, He had two other crosses on each side of him with theives being punished for their crimes. The one thief asked Christ to remember him...at that time Christ told him that He would see him in paradise (Heaven).
Luke 23:42-43 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. (43) And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
We can be that thief...do you see how easy it is....to just ask Jesus to be our Savior and let Him into our heart and learn to trust in Him. You can feel that overwhelming change in your heart. When you accept Him as your Redeemer, you will begin to feel joy and peace in your life...this is the Holy Spirit, which God gives us when we are saved, to help us and guide us in this life....but, do you know the best part of trusting in Jesus...someday, you will spend eternity with Him in Heaven. If you have questions, please feel free to ask...I will try my best to help you and explain.
Now to the painting; I chose only to paint Christ's cross in my painting...I was putting the focus on Christ's crucifixition and showing what He did for us. The red paint on the Mount is a picture of His blood that He shed for us. The sky is dark to show the ultimate sadness of all of His people (what they totally did not understand is that their great Lord would rise again in 3 days, spend 40 days with them here on earth, and then ascend into Heaven to be with God the Father). There is a bright shining break in that dark sky that illuminates down from the heavens, which represents God the Father in Heaven.
Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
I will try to answer your questions, but I also have to suggest another blog, done by my husband, which is a Biblically based blog written from a sovereign grace perspective. It's a great blog to get some answers from.