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Pictures of Jesus: Invited

The Lord who owns the cattle on a 1,000 hills and the wealth in every mine (Remember that old Sunday school song?) is too kind and polite and loving to barge right in and demand entry into homes or human hearts without our bidding.

“For the world is Mine, and all that is in it.” (Psalm 50:12, NIV)

Yet He awaits our asking.

Austrian painter Eduard von Engerth (1818-1897) displayed this attitude in his “Christ is Welcome” work. Jesus, the Son of the Most High, is painted with a bowed head and gentle humility, as if He has waited for an invitation to enter the home.

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with Me.” (Revelation 3:30, NIV)

Jesus, You are welcome here. Come in, and stay forever.

Christ Is Welcome
by Eduard von Engerth
19th Century

The Scripture memory tips series is ongoing, but the April A to Z Blogging Challenge has started, and Heart of a Ready Writer is participating again this year. Watch for the Bible memory series posts, which may be interspersed with the Pictures of Jesus series during the month of April.

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