Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
~ John 13:34-36
I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me, and I lay down my life for the sheep. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have the authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again.
~ John 10:14-19
Again the Jews picked up stones to stone Him, but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many great miracles from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?” “We are not stoning you for any of these,” replied the Jews, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.
~ John 10:31-34
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
~ Luke 23:34
… His appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and His form marred beyond human likeness…
~ Isaiah 52:14
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.
~ Isaiah 49:16
He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.
~ 1 Peter 3:18
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
~ John 15:13
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen!
~ Luke 24:1-6
He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.
~ Isaiah 53:5
Jesus is not a man.
He is NOT. A. MAN.
Jesus is God Himself. It is GOD’S sacrifice — and God’s sacrifice only — which brings salvation.
And praise the Lord, HE. IS. RISEN. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?
Happy Easter, everyone. ♥
Note: Today’s paintings are: James Tissot’s “Inner Voices” (Christ Consoling the Wanderers), 1885; Sybil Parker’s “The Door of the Fold”, 1895; William Shakespeare Burton’s “King of Sorrows”, circa 1896-97; Leon Bonnat’s, “The Crucifixion”, 1874; James Tissot’s “The Scourging on the Front”, 1886-1894; Giovanni Antonio Galli’s, “Christ Displaying His Wounds”, 17th Century; Édouard Manet’s “The Dead Christ with Angels”, 1864; Hendrick ter Brugghen’s “The Crucifixion with the Virgin and Saint John”, 1624–1625; Walter Rane’s “He is Not Here”, 2004; and William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s “Compassion”, 1897.