The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus - A new addition to the Jesus Collection
Dear TruthBook Friends and Family,
Greetings from your TruthBook team. As fall transitions into winter, we hope that you are enjoying all the positive changes that a chill in the air brings.
We have yet another painting which we hope you’ll enjoy. As you know by now, TruthBook has been given the opportunity to showcase an amazing private collection of Jesus paintings. Some of these paintings are scenes from Jesus' life that are virtually unknown before The Urantia Book; others are scenes that are more well-known. This new painting is one of the latter. It is called The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus, and it is the work of Harold Copping.
Harold Copping was an English artist, probably best known for his illustrated edition of The Bible published in 1910. In order to make his work as authentic as possible, he traveled to Palestine and Egypt near the turn of the 20th century. Harold Copping died in 1938, leaving a remarkable legacy of fine art work and we are so grateful that a few of his paintings ended up in this fine collection of Jesus art.
In this painting we see an elderly Bartimaus, blind since his youth, being led to Jesus. Bartimaus knew that the Master was nearby; he had heard of the healing of another blind man - Josiah - and he was determined to catch the attention of Jesus in order to ask for his own healing. He cried out over the noise of the multitude, "Jesus, Jesus, have mercy upon me!”
Those nearby attempted to quiet him, but he cried out all the louder until Jesus took notice of him, and asked that he be brought to him. And this is the scene that we see depicted in this fine-art painting.
When Bartimaus asked for healing of his blindness, Jesus recognized his faith, and replied: “You shall receive your sight; go your way; your faith has made you whole.”
Again, we see a demonstration of persistent faith; in this case, Bartimaus' faith was rewarded with the restoration of his eyesight. Throughout Jesus' public ministry, we witness the effects of determined faith on the part of those who sought healing from Jesus.
Please see the whole story from The Urantia Book HERE.
This is another of the scenes from Jesus life that will be quite familiar to your Bible-believing friends and family. In The Urantia Book, we see such an expanded and detailed accounting of such scenes from the Master's life - we hope that you'll see fit to share this one as you can. Perhaps, by reading again about the importance of steadfast faith that you'll be inspired to redouble your efforts to cultivate and secure your own faith as you walk through your life here on Urantia 606...
With All Best Wishes...
Your TruthBook Team
PS Three more paintings are being created now. All three of these paintings depict stories only told in the Urantia Book. The first painting shows the family burying Joseph, a story long overdue. The second painting shows the Creator Son of Nebadon meeting Tiberius, the most powerful political figure in the Roman world at that time. What a sight to witness the Ruler of 10,000,000 worlds meeting the Roman Emperor. The third painting shows Jesus giving the last group prayer to his Apostles in the time period between the Last Supper and Gethsemane.