The Carpenter (Flesh)
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? Mark 6:3
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. Philippians 2:7
Pastor Britt requested a portrait of Jesus before his ministry, as a carpenter and a young adult with whom we could relate. He envisioned a bustling sea of humanity in the picture as well. The pitiful, sick beggar was to depict the depraved state of society as Jesus heart goes out to her. Incidentally, carpenters of Jesus time also worked with stone and masonry. Here hes is shaping the keystone for an archway.