This painting and the Good Friday one are part of a series by Kim Ki-chang, a Korean artist.These images of Christ as Korean may be a bit startling, but it certainly hit home for me personally in the sense that he looked like us. The power of the incarnation is that God became man, one of us. He poured himself out for us. While I know that Jesus was Jewish, these images move me because they are so visceral. Is that me crucifying him? Is that really me whom he poured out his life for? Does he really care for me?Yes, he is risen indeed — for me, for us, for all. We preach Christ crucified and raised. Our whole faith relies upon this single truth — death is no longer king. We believe in life abundant, where the giver of life can make himself subject to his own law of death for a moment if only but to make the spirit of the law greater than the letter of it. Dead stuff doesn’t stay dead any longer. May the world be moved, let the people know, death is no longer inevitable, all that you see is not all there is because he is risen.
Emerging From The Tomb
March 24, 2008 By 4 Comments