Thursday, March 28, 2013

Lead Me

Lest I forget Gethsemane,
Lest I forget Thine agony;
Lest I forget Thy love for me,
Lead me to Calvary.

Today I was teaching my grandson about the Last Supper, the betrayal of Jesus and His time in prayer at Gethsemane.  I have a copy of the famous portrait by Hofmann (its always stirred such strong feelings for me).  I think this one was from a Sunday School classroom.  It was leaning against the wall at a thrift store, in pristine condition, and it was free - somehow I find that so sad.  Anyway, I had propped the picture against the stone of the fireplace and this evening as the sun was setting and shining through our big living room window, oh just look at how it illuminated the portrayal of our Lord!  And all I could think of was the song quoted above....


June said...

Beautiful portrait. I agree with you and wonder what this world is coming to...well, actually I guess I know the answer to that. I'm glad you rescued it! Happy Easter or Resurection Day. He Lives!

Mary E.Dadds said...

I had that picture.I saw it when I was a child somewhere.My parents bought it new for me.When I got older,and left home my mom asked me if I wanted it.I told her no.
Now that's sad.Dont know if its the same picture.I am in Maryland.
Im glad you have it,but seeing it stirs my heart.