What’s A Gape?

One of the things I enjoy about going to the farmer’s market is meeting people. As a matter of fact, it’s the people, even the other vendors, that make it worth getting up at the crack of dark.

Another thing I enjoy – and this might be the best part – is getting the opportunity to share my faith through my art, especially when people ask, “What’s a gape?”

Since you are reading and not listening, let me try to sound this out for you. People ask what a “gape” is, like “what is a grape?” without the “r.”

The problem for a lot of people is that they are unfamiliar with the Greek word for unconditional love: agape. It’s pronounced something like “uh-gah-pay.” That’s why they ask the above question whenever they see this painting/drawing I did as I imagined the blood of Jesus Christ flowing from the foot of the cross.

Philippians 2:8 – And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

“Agape” by Anthony Baker (charcoal and watercolor)

Published by Anthony Baker

Husband, dad, pastor, artist, and musician. Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2006 (no joke!). Loves coffee (big time), good movies, and sarcastic humor. Holds a Doctorate in Ministry. Most importantly, a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. All glory belongs to Him! Matthew 5:16

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