34. The Return

Jim Janknegt (1953- )
Oil on Canvas
40 x 25

Jim Janknegt’s complex cross celebrates The Return of Christ. In the top of the cross form is the eternal
worship of the Lamb around the throne, surrounded by the four living creatures. The arms of the cross
are filled with Jesus coming again, holding the church in his hand and clothed in a blue robe adorned
with a stole that reads, “I am the Alpha and Omega.” The bottom segment of the painting connects
eternity with life here on earth by depicting acts of kindness as outlined in Matthew 25, …whatever you
have done to one of the least of these, you have done it unto me. where Jesus reminds us that whatever
we have done to one of the least of these, we have done it unto him. Our smallest actions are of eternal

Matthew 24: 30-31
30"At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will
mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory.
31And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four
winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

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