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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
He Died! The Great Redeemer Died
One of Heinrich Hofmann’s most notable works is his painting of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane. It is likely one of the most copied paintings in the world. One such copy has hung in my childhood home for as long as I can remember.
It was passed to my mom through her mother, who received it as a gift from her mother-in-law way back in 1937. As a child gazing up at it, it brought me both joy and sadness at the same time. Reflecting on what my Savior was willing to endure sometimes put me in a somber mood and yet I was thrilled knowing that He loved me enough to do it. It was a happiness colored by sorrow. The picture, aged and worn now, still holds a sacred place in my heart.