ecce homo

George Rouault, “Ecce Homo” (“That is the man”)
Paris, Musée national d’art moderne, 1937-41. canvas on wood. in 34 + 24.4

Proper 24
Isaiah 53

This chapter is one of the mountain peaks of scripture.

Out of the ashes of exile will rise up a tender shoot that will eventually tower over the world as the great tree of reconciliation. The people of God will live under the redemptive shade of its towering limbs. A dead tree, the cross, opens the door back to the garden where we will one day once again enjoy the tree of life.

It’s all here. There is a suffering servant who will take our sin upon himself and justify many.

Marvel. Rest. Rejoice. Ecce homo indeed.

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