Artwork by Peter (age 6)
In the days leading up to Good Friday, I read of Jesus’ final hours before the crucifixion to the children and Peter decided to narrate the story through pictures. Excerpts (in italics) are from The Golden Children’s Bible.
And Jesus said: “Where I am going, you cannot follow me now, but you shall follow me later.”
Peter said to him: “Lord, why cannot I follow you now? I would lay down my life for your sake.”
Peter (our Peter) has portrayed himself as St. Peter in these pictures (he always draws himself with spiky hair), which I think is pretty amazing.
Jesus said: “For it is written, ‘I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.”
Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. (Ok, it’s the left ear in the picture, but it’s on the right side. ;0)
But Jesus said to him, “Put up your sword again in its place. For all who draw the sword shall die by the sword. Do you thin that I could not now pray to my Father and he would immediately give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then would the scriptures be fulfilled which say that it must be thus?”
The figure at the lower left is Judas, hanging himself (Peter was a little unclear on how hanging works). The figure in the background is Jesus, surrounded by soldiers. I like the cannons. ;0)
Jesus was brought before Pilate. You can recognize Pilate from his heavy crown and impossibly long flail.
And Jesus was crucified. While the jet pack, arrows, and spikes are purely Peter’s invention, I think they convey the idea of the sentiments of the masses. “Diy” is how Peter spells “die.”