Friday, September 9, 2011

Rembrandt's Return of the Prodigal

"The Return of the Prodigal Son" by Rembrandt
Henri Nouwen, the famous author, once gave a postcard print of this painting to individuals who had come to hear him speak.

He asked them to look at the hands of father--one hand masculine and strong, and the other hand feminine and gentle.

What a wonderful way to illustrate the unconditional love God has for all of us prodigals, full of grace and truth.

In what ways does this painting speak to you?


  1. Hi, Beth:

    What a powerful photo.

    I like the differences in the hands. I like also that God has gotten up to meet the prodigal. It's a great depiction that God meets you where you are, especially if you're on your knees.

    Thanks for sharing,

  2. Thank you, Daphne, I so appreciate your comments :)

  3. What a beautiful painting! Thanks for reminding us of the Father's unconditional love. I needed that today.

  4. Sherrie, thank you for your true...God's Amazing Grace...Eucharisteo...Grace...Thanksgiving...Joy...knowing that, "there, but for the Grace of God, go I"...


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