Below is a short clip from Messiah. Please let it play for about 45 seconds in order to see the whole picture. The art work is from a Bible study on Messiah that my pastor has written and is hoping to someday publish.  I have seen a copy and the entire thing is stunning. The following picture is the one that moves me the most. When my daughter saw the picture, it made her sad until she realized what she was seeing. I think that is what makes it most beautiful. Because isn’t that what Christ’s death is? It is shocking to see Jesus, the Lamb of God, on the cross suffering a brutal death, but then we realize that it is this death and His blood that covers all our sin. There we find peace.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi..