- How do people “see” Jesus today?
- How do we help people see Jesus?
- Why don’t some people see the Jesus we see?
Tucked into the last section of our interactive Road to Emmaus Bible study (found in Jesus in Space CD) is our interactive version of the famous sermon/children’s sermon about a photograph known as, “Jesus in the Snow.”
This photograph was originally published in youth ministry materials in the 1970’s, and when we produced our Jesus in Space CD, we got permission to include it as the life application exercise in the program.
HOW people begin to see the image of Jesus in the shadowy printing becomes a metaphor for how people “see” Jesus today…. often not on their own, but with help.
You can project just the interactive segment from our Jesus in Space CD to a group of children or youth, or you can PRINT the photo of Jesus in the snow this PDF and distribute it for your own sermon time (without using the software). The narrated software exercise in Jesus in Space CD demonstrates to you “HOW TO” walk through the discussion about the photo. Hope you enjoy it.
The point is not that this is a picture of Jesus, but that people often need help to “see” Jesus, just like those early disciples on the Road to Emmaus did. So you don’t help anyone at first, but wait for people to begin to see it, and then help others see it.
Having trouble seeing Jesus in the snow? Click here to see the key !
Warning: Once you’ve seen the key, you’ll never be able to un-see him again in the photo.
<>< Neil MacQueen
P.S. I’ve done adult sermons using this photo too. Good stuff!
This photo and the experience of “seeing” something is similar to why I like teaching with software. Software attracts and helps the learner SEE THROUGH DIFFERENT MEANS.