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In 1633, the Dutch artist Rembrandt painted The Raising of the Cross. The painting shows many hands pushing and pulling a large wooden cross to raise it into its place. The body of Jesus is already attached to that cross with spikes through his hands and his feet. Jesus is being raised so that he may undergo his punishment of death by crucifixion.

But as you look at the painting, something stands out very clearly. At the base of the cross is a strange-looking man wearing a blue hat and a blue shirt who definitely does not look like anyone else in the painting.
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Check out these articles from the March issue:

My Christian life: Fulfilling physical and spiritual needs

Russ and Hilde Miller
In Ephesians 2:10, Paul writes, “We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Hilde Miller—wife, army veteran, licensed attorney, mother of two, and founder of a charitable non-profit in . . .

"You came to visit me"

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“I was sick, and you looked after me as part of your congregation’s visitation ministry. I was in prison, and you came to visit me in connection with your congregation’s visitation ministry.” That’s not quite what Jesus said in the parable of the sheep and the goats in Matthew 25 . . .

"My life": Part 1

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“Mine!” cries the two-year-old to his one-year-old sister who has unknowingly laid hands on a favorite toy. “It’s my body,” says the female activist who insists she has the right to do what she wants with the life that is in her womb. “Stay out of my room,” says . . .

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