These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. . . In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world!

-John 16:33

Victorious is a resurrection depiction unlike any other. The purpose of this piece is to connect the Redeemer with the viewer and describe our current circumstance in this mortal life. We are not liberated from our current prison of stone without the saving power of Christ's atonement and resurrection. Thus, the reason He is looking into the tomb is because He is looking at US. He is looking at YOU. That would therefore put us, the viewer, inside the tomb.

What physical or spiritual tombs are you currently trapped inside? What dark places are we currently unable to leave? He has descended below the darkest most dense corner of that abysmal allegorical tomb we are all enslaved within to open the massive stone door blocking our pathway to freedom. He now stands at the door, waiting for us to take those necessary steps toward Him, toward the Light, toward Freedom--to leave the dark and come into the light. . .


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