Laughing Jesus by Gary Ellis

I love this image of Jesus.  I know that Isaiah 53:3 prophetically refers to Him as, “…a man of sorrows acquainted with grief.”  However, Hebrews 1:9 says that Jesus was anointed with the oil of joy.

As I was working on an invitation postcard for my church, The Sanctuary of Davenport, IA, I came across this picture.  It visually demonstrates the message I want to convey.  Joy in Jesus.  Hope in Jesus.  Love in Jesus.

I love the phrase, “Daddy’s not mad.  You can come home.”  I believe this image of Jesus conveys that as well.

The caption will read:

“Come As You Are To Meet Jesus As He Is”

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  • Miguel

    I love this image too.