What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Q. What’s wrong with this picture?

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A. It should have been you (and me).

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” ~Romans 3:23

“But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  ~Romans 5:8

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”  ~John 15:13

Yes, it truly is a Good Friday.

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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19 Responses to What’s Wrong With This Picture?

  1. It should have been us, and without the resurrection. So thankful He loved us enough to take our place!

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  2. This is one of my favorite paintings of Jesus’ crucifixion by one of my favorite artists, Salvador Dali. It shows what the crucifixion would have looked like from the perspective of the one whose will it was for Jesus to die, God the Father. Jesus was abandoned by the Father as he carried our sins on the cross yet also it is also the time of their greatest unity as the Son completely submits to the Father’s will.

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  3. gerrymackrell says:

    So true. whose to blame? no-one but, I myself and me. Forever grateful catholic.

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  4. So powerful and SO true, Mitch!
    I think the key to salvation is the revelation that it should have been me nailed to that cross.
    Happy Easter, my friend.

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  5. notesfromthewalk says:

    So true. Well said Mitch–E.R.Peters

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  6. cindy knoke says:

    Blessed Good Friday to you & Happy Easter from France~

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  7. I would like to preface my comment by saying that I will defend to the death anyones right to believe what they see as their truth. I respect everyones right to approach God as they choose, and I expect that same respect in return. This comment is my truth.
    I grew up in conventional religion, a catholic. I grew up asking questions that were never answered by anyone within in the church or any other of the many that I have been a member of in search of the truth. I came to the realization that the church, any church is not meant to speak truth. They are meant as a means of separation, fear and control. Jesus (not his name btw) did not come here to save us by being tortured and murdered. We are spirit beings, we can’t die! The physical bodies we live in in the dimension will eventually give out but we will not.
    He came here to save us by bringing us back to the truth. The priesthood had corrupted the word and the law. When Yeshoa was young and his family couldn’t find him, where was he? In the temple, talking to the priests about the word! He was here to bring us back to the truth of the word and the truth of our divinity. He was only three years into his work here. What a difference he could have made, he was making a change! If he had not been given up, tortured and murdered the world might be a very different place.

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  8. numrhood says:

    romans 3:48
    romans 5:33
    john 40:38 & 36
    wait on the lord
    fly like an eagle
    walk like an behemoth

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  9. Thank you for your post. I cried tonight singing for the Good Friday service. Yes, He died for me! He died so I could live!

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