Why Are You Weeping?


Visited the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles yesterday with Sunoko and Natalie Lynn pastors of the Maranatha Christian Fellowship where we are having renewal meetings. I was moved by this painting.

The Bible records that when Mary Magdelene discovered Christ empty tomb she grieved, thinking his body had been stolen. Christ then appeared to her and asks, “why are you weeping?”

In this moving portrayal, a play of golden light over Mary’s cloak seems to reflect Christ’s divine radiance. Giovanni Savoldo (1480) captured the moment when the mournful heroine faces the resurrected Savior and realized that he is the living God.


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