Friday, January 7, 2011

LOC Faith Art Friday - Matthew 27

As I created this card for Faith Art Friday at Layers of Color I was inspired by the Scripture in Matthew detailing the Crucifixion of Christ.  The Art Stamp that I have used reminded me of the Crown of Thorns that was placed on Jesus head - there is nothing I can add to the scripture in Matthew 27

And stripping Him, they put a scarlet cloak around Him.
And plaiting a crown of thorns, they placed it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And bowing the knee before Him, they mocked at Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews.
And spitting at Him, they took the reed and struck at His head.
And when they had mocked Him, they stripped off His cloak, and they put His garments on Him and led Him away to crucify Him....(v28-31)

 And having crucified Him, they divided His garments, casting a lot, that might be fulfilled that spoken by the prophet, "They divided My garments to themselves,
 and they cast a lot over My clothing."
And sitting down, they guarded Him there.  And they put up over His head His charge,
it having been written:  THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. (v35-37)

And from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani; that is, "My God, My God, why did You forsake Me?" Psa. 22:1
And hearing, some of those standing there said, This one calls Elijah.
 And at once, one of them running and taking a sponge,
and filling it with "vinegar," put it on a reed and "gave drink to Him." Psa. 69:21
But the rest said, Let be; let us see if Elijah is coming to save Him.
 And crying again with a loud voice, Jesus released His spirit. (v 45-50)

And, behold! The veil of the temple was torn into two from above as far as below.
 And the earth quaked, and the rocks were sheared!
 And the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised.
 And coming forth out of the tombs after His resurrection,
they entered into the holy city and were revealed to many. (v 51-53)

But the centurion and those with him guarding Jesus,
 seeing the earthquake and the things taking place,
they feared exceedingly, saying,
 Truly this One was Son of God. (v 54) 

What a truth - what a cost - what a Saviour!!   This week I have had a number of opportunities to share with people whose situations are turbulent, they are searching for answers, finding no peace in the 'philosophy' that every religion is a candle on the road of life - to which I have to ask - why settle for a candle when you can have the Light of the World!  This is one of the things about our God - every religions is man's search for God, but we love a God who reached down to man!!  I am so grateful that God is about relationship not religion - what a freedom!

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  1. This is another beautiful Faith Art Friday, Linda! You've shown us how we can share the Light of the World through our God given talents in art as well as through our lives in being living examples. thank you

    God bless!

  2. Oh my friend what a blessing to hear and see how God uses you! Oh how happy our God must be when He's see's your heart oozing over for Him and the testimony you are. Thank you Linda!


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