When I allowed myself to deeply gaze into the story with the use of this painting, I realized that I have a Lord and King who has washed me, though I don’t fully understand it. He is willing to kneel at my feet and this thought opens and humbles me.
It strikes me that Jesus entered the city of His birth, while in His mother’s womb, as she rode on a donkey – and then He entered the city of His death on a donkey as well. This painting is a foreshadowing of Palm Sunday.
Welcome to God thru the Arts Holy Week Meditations This week I will be exploring various music and art to direct our minds into a deeper experience of the events that surrounded Jesus during the week preceding his crucifixion. These works of art will represent diverse people, time and genres. Not intended as a newspaper…
But as I paused, I decided that there is something more to be done with God thru the Arts and I earnestly prayed to God for renewed inspiration.
As a Dad I get pretty worried about how I’m doing. I wonder if I’m equipping my kids enough to inherit the every increasingly scary world that’s outside our door.
Happy Weekend and Thank you for joining me with this meditation. This is a fabulous painting by the little known Polish Artist: Henryk Siemiradsky. This painting is 3.5 x 6 feet and so you can try to imagine the true size of the scene. Siemiradsky is famous for these kind of sunlight scenes from antiquity….
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel,’ (which means God with us.) ~ Matthew 1: 22-23 quoting Isaiah 7:14
GTA Advent Journey Day 13: Spiritual Formation The Sistine Madonna, by Raphael, 11513-14, Oil on canvas, 270x201cm, Gemaldegalerie , Dresden, Image courtesy Web Gallery of Art. <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sistine_Madonna” “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John…
Last month, I had the pleasure of appearing on Tina Korte’s program called: “The Power of One” I hope you can join us for this conversation of connecting with God thru the Arts. In Jesus Name, Florida Retreat, April 3, 2019
As it is the eve of Palm Sunday, I had planned to post an image of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem riding a donkey and consider his name Lord and King. But the spirit decided otherwise and I was drawn into contemplation of this remarkable image by French artist James Tissot (1836-1902) which cast me…