Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Way of Life

Painted above the baptistry at Gettysburg Baptist Church in PA, The Way of Life mural literally depicts the way of Life in Jesus Christ. The journey begins in the upper right corner where a star shines above Jerusalem where Christ was born. Traveling left through the black center of the mural, the darkness that is our own sin and hell, the jagged rocks provide the stepping stones to the cross where He died for those sins -- a rough and rugged path which smooths out on the other side where the stone is rolled away from the empty tomb, signifying that we, too, will rise again if we believe. The River of Life flows from the base of the cross and provides refreshment and essential nourishment to the olive trees, symbols of life and prosperity.

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