10+ Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane Pictures
Jesus Christ’s suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane is perhaps the most sacred event recorded in the Bible. The pain He suffered was enough to cause Him to bleed at every pore. It was enough for the ever obedient, ever grateful son to petition the Father for another way. (Luke 22)
In modern-day revelation, Jesus Christ gave His own witness of His Atonement on behalf of the human family:
“For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent; But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I; Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink—Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men” (Doctrine and Covenants 19:16-19).
Our artists have put immense heart, gratitude, and reverence into these Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane pictures. We hope they bring you a deeper sense of God’s deep and abiding love for you.
Jesus Praying in the Garden of Gethsemane
We will start with the images portraying Jesus’ suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane. Our artists have employed a variety of different angles, colors, and lighting to convey the union of despair and hope that the Garden of Gethsemane has come to represent. The Savior’s expression of pain and sorrow tugs at the very soul, yet His sacrifice and what it means is what allows us to have hope in our suffering.
As the prophet Isaiah recorded: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).
Gethsemane by Adam Abram
Gethsemane by Kelsy and Jesse Lightweave
None Were With Him by Rose Datoc Dall
No Greater Love by Kelsy and Jesse Lightweave
Advocate by Annie Henrie Nader
Not My Will But Thine by Susan Edwards
Agony in the Garden after Franz Schwartz by Darin Ashby
Watercolor Agony in the Garden after Franz Schwartz by Jay Bryant Ward
O My Father by Simon Dewey
Gethsemane by Jorge Cocco
“For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent; But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I.” (Doctrine and Covenants 19:16)
Jesus’ suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane is a sacred and reverent event. We appreciate the depth, heart, and respect with which our artists have approached each piece. Their variety of work invites us to view the event through a new angle or color scheme, providing additional insight into the Savior of the world and the sacrifice He made for the human family.
Garden of Gethsemane
These last three paintings depict the Garden of Gethsemane itself. The entangled bark of the olive trees is deeply significant. The garden was, symbolically, part of an olive press. Like the fruit of the garden, Jesus would be put under immense stress to accomplish His task. He took on the sins and sorrows of the world so that we, through grace, might overcome them ourselves. He also took our pains and weaknesses upon Himself so that we, through Him, might find strength.
In short, Jesus Christ made it possible for our bodies and souls to one day become completely whole if we are willing to take up our cross and follow His example. What insights do you find in these last Garden of Gethsemane pictures?
Gethsemane by Robert A. Boyd
Garden of Gethsemane by Robert A. Boyd
Gethsemane Prayer Garden by Linda Curley Christensen
In each of these paintings, we see a spectrum of moods, from melancholy to hopeful. We love that each of our artists has taken different approaches as, together, these works of art create an interesting message: even the worst places we reach in our lives can become the most redeeming as we let Christ lift and heal us.
As Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin taught, about the week of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection:
“Each of us will have our own Fridays—those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays. But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death—Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come. No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come.”
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