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The Spiritual Themes in the Art of James C. Christensen


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Touching the Hem of God

Christensen said this painting is about capturing "the woman's believing heart and that magical moment when she touches Christ's hem with the certainty that is faith in action and feels herself being made whole." The red ribbon symbolizes her health problem--what the Bible calls "an issue of blood." The checkerboard pattern is a symbol of life and death, good and evil. The light at the end of her finger represents the powerful moment when she touches His robe.

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