Sunday, April 7, 2013

I See… the Jesus I Like

There are an awful lot of Jesus’s out there. First, there is the Jesus in the LDS Church Bible videos. Then there is Diogo Morgado, the Portuguese actor playing the Savior in the History Channel Bible series.  They are both very inspirational and moving portrayals of Christ and his mission.  I have a nephew who plays the Savior in the Mesa temple Easter pageant. I am personally overwhelmed thinking about the spiritual preparation involved in launching these productions. The big church publishes three different renderings of Jesus- the Del Parson Christ, the Henrich Hoffman Christ, and the Carl Heinrich Bloch Christ. I keep one of each of these in my planner for comfort and companionship.

 Joseph Smith’s Christ was described as “his eyes were as a flame of fire; hair white like the pure snow; his countenance shown above the brightness of the sun, and his voice was as the sound of the rushing of great waters…”

Which one do you like the best?   

My favorite is the one I know personally in my prayers. I don’t what he looks like, but he’s the one that bore the burden of my sins and sorrows in the Garden of Gethsemane so that I could repent and endure to the end if I keep the commandments, follow him in faith and righteousness, and subjugate my will to his. The one that I am eternally indebted to for my life and salvation.  The one who asks me to thank him by serving others.  That one.

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