This activity goes along with day fifteen of The Living Christ: An Easter Countdown.
|Washington CD Temple Mural (click on picture to enlarge)|
Today’s activity was short and simple. We discussed the artwork chosen for the day, the mural at the Washington DC Temple. We looked at the faces and positions of the people in the painting. Those on Christ’s right side (our left) are all facing Him, looking at Him, and approaching Him. Some are on bended knee in worship of Him. In the background are heavenly hosts on Christ’s right side as well.
On Christ’s left side (our right) are those who are ashamed and sorrowful. They can’t bear to look at the Savior. They realize the lives they chose to live did not bring them to Christ. Satan and his minions are gone, having deserted those they led astray. The people are left to themselves to suffer for their bad choices.
One of my children pointed out that there are no children on Christ’s left side, only on the right. I thought that was very poignant! Children are naturally innocent and do try to do what is right and good. No wonder Jesus taught, “Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3-4, KJV)