This is the second painting for my systematic theology paper. The second Person of the Trinity, the Son, was painted on a smaller envelope than the Father to symbolize the submissive relationship the Son has to the Father (John 8:28-29; John 6:38; I Cor. 11:3). I will be placing the Son envelope inside the Father envelope to further symbolize this aspect of the Trinity.
The scriptures I placed in the background in gold are all prophecies of Jesus’ birth, ministry, death, resurrection, and His second coming (Gen. 3:15; Psalm 22:14-18; Isaiah 9:6-7; Isaiah 53; Zechariah 9:9; Isaiah 40:1-5; Psalm 16:10; Isaiah 7:14; Psalm 110:1; Isaiah 50:6; Micah 5:1-2; Isaiah 11; Isaiah 61:1-3; Revelation 21:1-7). These would be great to save and read during the Christmas season to reflect on Christ and what He did for us.
The names of Jesus I used were: Jesus, Savior, the Light, Lamb of God, Redeemer, Emmanuel, King of kings, and the Word. The picture I painted was the cross to represent what He came on this earth to do for us – die for our sins. I placed a red flower on the places where His wounds would have been on the cross to symbolize that it’s by His wounds we are healed.
On the back I put two hymns – one to represent the Trinity (Holy, Holy, Holy) and a hymn about Jesus that I just recently heard in class (we sing a hymn together at the beginning of each class) for the first time and I fell in love with it (Tell Me the Story of Jesus). I also added one of my all time favorite quotes – it’s by Oswald Chambers and says, “All heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, all hell terribly afraid of it, while men are the only beings who more or less ignore its meaning.”