Tears of Christ

Caroline Camden Lewis.   Tears of Christ.  Acrylic and wool on canvas.  20″ x 60.″  (2015).   $1750–SOLD

The world and all its earthiness,

Formless and void,

Barren,

Broken,

Dead.

Enter Immanuel,

God with us,

Word made flesh,

And tabernacled among us.

He came to His own,

Yet His own received Him not,

But to as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God,

To those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh,

Nor of the will of man,

But of God.

Still,

Despised and rejected of men,

A man of sorrows,

Acquainted with grief.

Tears of pain,

Tears of agony,

Tears of cleansing,

Tears of redemption,

Tears of hope,

Tears of Christ.

The orange undertones, wool, and pumice represent earth, fallenness, barrenness and the “formless and void.”  The red color represents the blood of atonement, as Christ through love, ransomed a sinful people to be redeemed unto God.  The blue color represents tears of cleansing, while the gold represents tears of hope as Christ’s sacrifice brought hope and new life to those who repent, and are forgiven in order to live in the power of His resurrection.

(References: John 1:14, John 1:11-13, Is. 53:3a NKJV).

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