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Interior panel of Jan Van Eyck's The Ghent Altarpiece, "Adoration of the Lamb"

You have planted them, and they have taken root; they grow and bear fruit. You are always on their lips but far from their hearts. Yet you know me, O Lord, you see me and test my thoughts about you. Drag them off like sheep to be butchered! Set them apart for the day of slaughter!

~ Jeremiah 12:2-3

Alexander Louis Leloir, Jacob Wrestling with the Angel, 1865

With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the LORD.

~ Numbers 12:8

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. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

~ John 3:16-18

Luis de Morales, "Pieta", 1570

It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting Him to public disgrace.

~ Hebrews 6:4-6

Walter Rane, "He Anointed The Eyes Of The Blind Man"

We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true. And we are in Him who is true–even in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

~ 1 John 5:20


Tomorrow is my dad’s birthday, so I chose some of his favourite verses for today’s post. Happy birthday, dad. Thank you for raising me to know Jesus the way I do. Love you… even though you’re only one year away from being a genuine, bona fide old man! Love, Wendy xD ♥


Notes: Today’s paintings are: The interior panel of Jan Van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece, “Adoration of the Lamb”, 1432; Alexander Louis Leloir’s “Jacob Wrestling with the Angel”, 1865; Luis de Morales’s “Pieta”, 1570; and Walter Rane’s “He Anointed The Eyes Of The Blind Man”.

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