This is one of my favorite statues. It stands across the street from the memorial of the OKC bombing. Immanuel–God with us–means that God doesn’t just watch from a distance. The evil in this world breaks God’s heart as it does ours. In a time of confusion and pain, Jesus weeps with us. This statue doesn’t try to explain the questions away. It affirms the absurdity of the brokenness in this world, and yet points us to the hope that is found in the power of the One who joins us in our sorrow.

Check out more photos of this statue here.

 

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