Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Byzantine Christ

How many people remember President Johnson? His daughter's wedding ? I am not so interested in her wedding dress as in the church where she was married.

Above the altar was a portrait of Christ. Not the kind of picture we are used to, but a dramatic, fearsome, Christ portrayed in tiles, tessare, I believe they are called.

The Jesus in this church's tiles was a risen glorified Christ, the eternal Word Himself. Let us not forget, He is not a carpenter any more. He did not just live a long time ago, He lives today. Soon to return in all his glory.

He certainly is not a baby, He has done that. Judgement is coming and He will do it. I am so glad.

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