That huge statue of Christ overlooking Rio De Janeiro (where our fellow Cranacher Frank Sonnek lives) was struck by lightning, the moment captured in a remarkable photograph. Getting struck by a bolt of lightning is the primeval conception of God’s judgment. In this image, Christ takes that judgment into Himself. This, my friends, is a photograph of the Gospel.
Christ of the Lightning
About Gene Veith
Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.