Thursday, February 28, 2013
I'm so lucky, I have two churches where I feel at home.
The picture above is from The Church of Our Saviour in Haugesund. The picture under is from Sauda Church, which is its official name.
The special thing is that both churches have altar pieces depicting Jesus in Gethsemane.
Both are made by local painters, both are very well describing the loneliness. pain and agony of Christ.
There is one important difference though.
On the Sauda altar piece Christ is not alone.
An angel was sent to wipe the blood sweat from his forehead.
Jesus felt alone. He prayed to avoid what he knew was coming. "Not as I will, but as you will," he added.
The answer was a comforting and strengthening angel.
We too are surrounded by angels.
Psalm 91:11 "For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;"
Let's rest in that promise.