Friday, January 30, 2009

Show & Tell Friday: Crucifixion Painting

Last week, I shared with you all Sophia's Baptismal Certificate. At the church she was baptized at, we had a fellow-congregant, Scott, who was an artist. He would often paint during services.

The day that Sophia was baptized, we were devastated to discover that, though we had recharged the video camera the night before, something had gone wrong, and the camera had no power! We concentrated on the significance of the day and reminded ourselves that we wouldn't need a video to remember that special occassion. On that day, Scott painted the picture I share with you today.

After the service, we approached our pastor and purchased the painting, for a donation to the church, and today it hangs in our front entryway: a reminder not only of that special day in the life of our first-born child, but a remembrance and a testament to the love of God's first-born and only Son for us that makes all our Baptisms possible.


  1. I think your grace in the face of such a disappointment is wonderful. And I think that your picture, although perhaps a very different way to remind your little ones baptism, is one which will bring back memories all of its own.

    Blessings to you all for a wonderful weekend


  2. What a memory. Better than a video that gets tucked away on a shelf to be viewed only a few times after. Your picture is a daily reminder.

  3. Your story was lovely. It's very special to have something like this to remember your special day. Think of the very exciting, unique, and precious story you will have to tell your child! :)

  4. What an excellent way to remember this important day. Things don't always work out the way we want them to. This lovely painting is something you can enjoy everyday, several times a day. Awesome!

    You are always welcome in The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to visit anytime.


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