February 19, 2011

The Silhouette of Christ

The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. ~ Psalm 97:5

 
This photo was taken at the Holy City of the Wichitas in Oklahoma,  the site of the world's longest running passion play.  This white marble statue of Christ overlooks the surrounding mountains and city below.  Definitely a sight to behold anytime of day, but especially at sunset with the contrail of a plane marking the sky.

The dictionary defines a hero as someone with remarkably brave character.  I can't imagine anything more brave than willingly submitting yourself to humiliation, scourging and death for another, much less the whole world.  Could there be a greater hero?

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful and the Scripture is a perfect fit.

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  2. Beautiful photo!

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  3. very cool....the siloute statue looks so neat

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  4. That is a stunning photo!

    Thank you so much for linking up! :)

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  5. I heard a message once that Jesus is the ultimate hero. Earthly heroes can let us down in their frail humanity but He never will. How right you are...Jesus is our hero.
    PS What an amazing pic!

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  6. You are so right! I have been there and that Satue is amazing as well as the play. If anyone is every in that area I would suggest go and see both. Well worth the time and investment. I was thinking of the Lord as well. But ..... I had something else in mind. I came by via the challenge of Twisted Fate. I havent posted mine yet but will before the end of today. Thank you for sharing love your picture.

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  7. What a beautiful picture. Where are these mountains in Oklahoma? I lived in northwest Oklahoma City for seven years after being in Dallas for eight years. I went to college at BNC, well, when it was BNC and not Southern Nazarene University. I still think that if circumstances were different, I might choose to live there again.

    Mine is here.

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  8. You've been busy this morning linking up with all these memes. This is a beautiful sunset shot, even without the pinks and oranges. Monochromatic in blue and black.

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  9. I am going to look up this passion play.. Beautiful shot !

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  10. I have not heard of that city before... what a striking photo! Next time we drive through Oklahoma we should look for it.

    Mine is here Scripture and a Snapshot

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  11. Hi Stephanie,

    I've never been to Oklahoma, but this is a view I'd love to see with my eyes. Thank you for sharing it.

    Blessings and peace.

    MTJ

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  12. This is so beautiful. I lived in that area when I was a teenager. I haven't been back there in many many years. I didn't know they had erected the statue. I'm glad to hear that. That annual Easter pageant was famous even back then, but it seemed like it always rained at Easter. We often went out to the Wichita Mountains when we lived there.
    Thank you for sharing this and bringing back the memories.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  13. This is so beautiful.
    Blessings,
    Ginger

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  14. Stephani, your photo is stunning. I love the colors! The Scripture fits very nicely with it.

    Blessings,
    Christine

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  15. Breathtaking photo. No truer hero. The One I want my children and their children to look to instead of the heroes of our world. I hope someday I can see this statue in person.

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  16. Wow, that's a gorgeous shot!!

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  17. Wow this is an amazing capture!

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  18. Oh - my mouth almost hit the keyboard - beautiful job!

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