Jesus is Lord

The latest challenge at Salt is Jesus is Lord. The Biblical text used is from John 8: 2-11:

John 8:2-11 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. (3) And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, (4) They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. (5) Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? (6) This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. (7) So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. (8) And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. (9) And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. (10) When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? (11) She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

The reason I used this text is because of the adulterous woman’s proclamation  of Jesus as Lord in verse 11. The Scribes and Pharisees had a goal to prove otherwise by using this woman to condemn Jesus. Instead, another sinner was forgiven. Only The Lord is capable of pardoning sin.

I found it difficult to portray Jesus in my art. I do not want to minimalize His position by diminishing Him to a paper figure, but I am not capable of much more. I hope that no one would be offended by this depiction and am confident that God knows my intent and the worship involved.

amanda ∞

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10 Responses

  1. I still like the original face you drew better.

    -the boy who likes the original face you drew better

  2. Not offended, your art is beautiful!

    I have given you a mention here: http://iamhisbeloved.wordpress.com/2007/10/30/blog-bouquets-and-some-new-blogs/ 🙂

    AR xx

  3. Amanda,

    I always enjoy your art and this is a perfect story to go with the verse… she called Him Lord! What a beautiful depiction of submission.

  4. Thanks, Amanda, for taking part in the Salt challenge.

  5. Awesome way to portray Jesus as THE ONLY ONE able to pardon sin. Love it. Well done!

  6. Beautiful work, very inspiring, thanks for sharing.
    D.

  7. My housegroup will be studying this passage next week – and I’m leading it, so thank you for leading me into it this way. Whatever He did, he was always Lord, and your artwork is a celebration of this.

  8. what a challenging and awesome work of art.thanks so much

  9. Yet again I feel totally blessed by your ART Amanda!
    this is a wonderful verse to draw on for this challenge,Your piece is intimant and personal, and I love that our relationship can be this way with Jesus, He is Lord!

  10. What a challenging piece, thank you for taking part.

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