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Pictures of Jesus: Zoetic

Jesus is zoetic. OK, what does zoetic even mean?

The word “zoetic” is related to “Zoe,” which means “life” in Greek.

“Zoetic” refers to something that is alive, real, and vital. It sort of implies something that is so full of life that it makes living more real and complete.

That’s Jesus.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
(John 14:6, NIV)

Can you imagine how the 12 apostles must have felt, sitting in a boat and suddenly seeing Jesus, waving to them from the shore? Sure, He appeared to them in the Upper Room in Jerusalem after His resurrection, but there He was again. What a sight!

Italian Renaissance artist Tintoretto painted this sight in his work titled Christ at the Sea of Galilee. I love seeing Peter, climbing out of the boat, like he couldn’t wait to walk on water again.

And there’s Jesus, full of life and ready to fill His followers with abundant life as well. That’s zoetic.

[Jesus said] “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
(John 10:10, NIV)
Christ at the Sea of Galilee
by Tintoretto

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  1. Hello there.
    Congratulations on surviving the A-Z Challenge! I visited your other blogs, just not this one during the crazy month of April so I'm popping over today from the Road Trip.

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