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drawn by S. E. Lewis of Canada, theJesusPicture began as a pencil experiment... as it grew, it turned into a picture of Jesus that captivated the artist, and has now done the same for others... he wasn't expecting it to be so moving... the crown of thorns was the symbol of the rejection of Jesus as King (thus the original title of this piece - "no king but Caesar" - taken from the Gospel of John, chapter 19, verse 15, where the crowd declares "we have no king but Caesar," communicating clearly their rejection of this One who claimed to be their true King)... but through this picture the artist envisions the still compassionate pleading of the heart of Jesus toward his people even as they rejected him...

about what in my life do i declare "I have no king but (fill in the blank)..."? when all the while his pleading eyes and his willing "yes" to the Father even in death speaks loudly to me, asking me to put his name in the blank... every time...

the picture has come to be called by those asking about it, simply:  theJesusPicture.