Come Unto Me - A new addition to the Jesus Collection
Dear TruthBook Friends,
We are thrilled to introduce to you the newest acquisition to our growing collection of original art depicting scenes from Jesus' life on earth. This beautiful water color painting is called Come Unto Me, and it is the work of English Bible artist Harold Copping (1863-1932). This inspired artist has been a favorite of ours at TruthBook for some years. You'll see samples of his amazing talent throughout the pages of our site. What a blessing that this original painting was available and we feel very fortunate to share it with you.
At this point, we have either commissioned or obtained 17 paintings that depict the life and teachings of Jesus as portrayed in The Urantia Book. By the close of 2011 we expect to have at least 20 paintings in the collection. Someday we envision this collection being in a museum where people view the paintings and put a head set on to hear the exact scenes being read from The Urantia Book and, if possible, the New Testament.
“The time is ripe to witness the figurative resurrection of the human Jesus from his burial tomb amidst the theological traditions and the religious dogmas of nineteen centuries. Jesus of Nazareth must not be longer sacrificed to even the splendid concept of the glorified Christ. What a transcendent service if, through this revelation, the Son of Man should be recovered from the tomb of traditional theology and be presented as the living Jesus to the church that bears his name, and to all other religions!” 196:1.3
"...I always stand near, and my invitation-call is, and ever shall be, Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am true and loyal, and you shall find spiritual rest for your souls." (Ordination of the Seventy) 163:6.7
“If any man thirst, let him come to me and drink. From the Father above I bring to this world the water of life. He who believes me shall be filled with the spirit which this water represents, for even the Scriptures have said, ‘Out of him shall flow rivers of living waters.’ When the Son of Man has finished his work on earth, there shall be poured out upon all flesh the living Spirit of Truth. Those who receive this spirit shall never know spiritual thirst.”
"Every one who yields to the teaching of the Father’s indwelling spirit will eventually come to me. Not that any man has seen the Father, but the Father’s spirit does live within man. And the Son who came down from heaven, he has surely seen the Father. And those who truly believe this Son already have eternal life. 153.2.11
“He who comes to me shall not hunger, while he who believes me shall never thirst. All those led of the Father shall come to me, and he who comes to me shall in nowise be cast out. 153.2.8
The Master never said, “come to me all you who are indolent and all who are dreamers.” But he did many times say, “come to me all you who labor, and I will give you rest — spiritual strength.” The Master’s yoke is, indeed, easy, but even so, he never imposes it; every individual must take this yoke of his own free will. 141.3.7
Today, as in those long-ago times, Jesus still invites us - "come to me." It is an irresistible invitation to all who love the Master, and he has promised that when we do come to him, we will never be disappointed. His promises are as reliable in our modern world as they were when he spoke them for the first time.
Just before his final temple discourse, Jesus spoke to the inquiring Greeks these powerful words:
"And now I declare to you that I, if I be lifted up on earth and in your lives, will draw all men to myself and into the fellowship of my Father. You have believed that the Deliverer would abide on earth forever, but I declare that the Son of Man will be rejected by men, and that he will go back to the Father. Only a little while will I be with you; only a little time will the living light be among this darkened generation. Walk while you have this light so that the oncoming darkness and confusion may not overtake you. He who walks in the darkness knows not where he goes; but if you will choose to walk in the light, you shall all indeed become liberated sons of God." 174:5.13
We hope that you will feel free to share this beautiful image with your friends and family, lifting Jesus up for them, inspiring them to come to Jesus as well...
Your TruthBook Team