luggage carrying Christ

 This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’  Jeremiah 6:16

I had the good fortune on Palm Sunday to hear a new friend, Patrician Riggin, preach the gospel as a Salvationist at the Key West Salvation Army Chapel.  It was the first time in my life I had ever attended a Salvation Army service and in addition to walking away very impressed at the tenacity and dedication of these soldiers, I happened to grab a copy of the periodical “The War Cry” dated Easter 2011 on my way out.

Inside I found this fantastic art image of a Christ-like figure carrying suitcases and luggage down a long and abandoned road.  Just beautiful.  I loved the image so much, I tore it out of the magazine.  The original photographer is Michael Belk – this link will provide you with some other fabulous Christian images.

Here’s a part of a songbook poem appearing on the reverse of the photograph in the magazine as written by Albert Orsborn (1886 – 1967) and still applicable today:

Jesus, give to us to know:

Though in loneliness we sow,

We shall pluck the fairest flower

In the sacrificial hour.

Sorrow hides beneath her wings

Recompense for sufferings,

And the blessing waits for us

In the garden near the cross.

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