The spiritual values of the life of Jesus as described in the gospels continue to endure for centuries. These values offer guidance to see the love of the lord in our everyday lives and connect with all that is miraculous in the world. For those seeking inspiration and want to cherish His faith from day to day, there are innumerable pictures of Jesus Christ available.
One of the most enduring themes depicting the love of Jesus Christ is those images of Jesus Christ with children. These pictures are usually derived from Mark 10:13 16 where Jesus says, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.”
These pictures range from the literal, depicting Christ among the children of biblical era Israel, to the halcyon, depicting benign Christ leading children through idyllic meadows, to the contemporary, which depict Christ in the modern age playing with children or guiding them. These are calming images showing Jesus’ unconditional love for all of us.
Another popular theme in the representations of Jesus Christ in the modern age is that of Jesus Christ as a guiding light and a friend to the working man. Images of Jesus employed as a carpenter or Jesus assisting in the building of a house or Jesus assisting in a business deal, are all images reflecting the consistent need for Christian virtue in our working lives.
There is constant innovation in Christian art incorporating relevant global or political trends, representing key passages in the Scripture, personalizing Christ, the Virgin Mary, the saints, and photos of the various representations of Jesus Christ in the world (like the Cristo Redentor statue in Brazil) . The internet offers many options to view, license, and purchase images of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, and other Christian themes.
There are many websites offering high quality artwork that are available after subscription. You can create your own personal collection of images of Jesus Christ. Websites like Good Salt are exclusively devoted to providing Christian images which offer a wide variety of art based on themes ranging from sections in the New Testament to common tags.
You can also create your own lightboxes to store images while picking a picture you would like to license. For organizations interested in using these images as an aid in their activities, projection licenses are available that allow licensed images to be used across the organization. The terms and conditions for the use and distribution of images and the fees involved in licensing images vary from website to website.
A picture is worth a thousand words and in matters of faith, the collected wisdom of many works of written lore can be experienced in a moments glance at a picture. Jesus Christ’s message of love, compassion and fellowship resonates through the ages and remains as powerful and as relevant today as in the days when it was written. Whether as a poster on a wall or the wallpaper of our personal computer, there is no better way to start a day as a believing Christian than by offering up thanks to Jesus Christ or Mother Mary.
Right from the birth of Jesus to the Sermon on the Mount to His many miracles to the crucifixion, vivid, evocative images of every event in the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life are readily available. For the believing Christian who loves to start his day with some divine inspiration, posters and banners are readily found with poignant, chosen passages of love and compassion.
You can print out your posters and banners from any of these high resolution images and adorn your walls with the wisdom of the New Testament. While some hosting websites may require subscription, there are others who freely put up their created content for use.
For the creatively inclined, you can make an inspirational personal chapbook of passages from the gospels along with relevant images of Jesus, the Virgin Mary and the saints. A good crafts exercise would be your own personal Advent calendar for the month of December. You can count down the days to Christmas with details from the life of Jesus and personal selections from the Bible. For the months of March and April, you can create your own personal Lenten calendar in the form of a flipbook.
The Bible says, “O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” (Psalms 107:1).
In our times, we have a plethora of options to render our thankfulness up to Jesus for His eternal love and mercy. With the internet and image hosting sites, passages, and other articles of inspirational faith from all corners of the world, this daily act of faith has been made that much easier.