Rembrandt and The Cross

A long time ago, I posted on this picture and a couple of songs we did on sunday reminded me of it so I wanted to just share this again to the people who haven't heard it. It is a painting done by a man named Rembrandt. I love this Picture because Rembrandt actually painted himself (with his painters cap) putting up the cross of Christ! He saw that it was he had put Christ on the tree, and it reminded me of the passage in Romans 8 that says that we were enemies of God! When I think of an enemy, I think of hatred.. We hated God! But Christ showed us mercy and it says in a few verses before that God demonstrates his love to us by what he did on the cross! His' love is still being demonstrated to us by what he did on the cross two thousand years ago! But my point is that Rembrandt saw himself as a enemy..a hater.. of God! I think when we see who we were, and what God has done, the gospel becomes that much more glorious to us!

All For His Son's Glory!
-Kole

7 comments:

Nicholas December 13, 2008 at 6:53 PM  

Hey Kole! Good post. I just finished a fictional book and he was in there... thought that was funny.

Nick

Margaret Neufeld December 15, 2008 at 11:37 AM  

Yes, it was my sins that Jesus suffered and died for.

Nicholas December 15, 2008 at 9:06 PM  

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mari December 16, 2008 at 9:57 PM  

That is amazing! I know Rembrandt put himself somewhere in almost all of the pictures he painted, but I had never seen this one and it really drove his point home! It is amazing his grasp of his sinfulness and Christ righteousness.

Nikki December 20, 2008 at 11:21 AM  

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Nicholas December 23, 2008 at 8:04 PM  

Hey there guys! Glad to hear that it went well and that there wasn't too many mishaps!

Call me whenever you can!!

Nick

Nicholas December 25, 2008 at 9:22 PM  

Merry Christmas everyone!

Nick

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