“He went about the entire region of the Jordan proclaiming a baptism of repentance.”
he couldn't paint
John the Baptist called out, "Turn away from your sins and be baptized, and God will forgive your sins." Luke 3:3
Legend says that while painting "The Last Supper", Leonardo da Vinci had a terrible fight with someone. He went to his studio, picked up his brush and prepared to paint the face of Jesus. To his dismay, he could not make one decent stroke. He put down his brush, went to the man he had fought with, and asked his forgiveness. Leonardo went back to his studio and resumed painting the face of Jesus.
Have I ever had an experience similar to Leonardo's? What motivates me to repent my sins?
It is one thing to mourn sin because it exposes us to hell . . . and another thing to mourn it because it is wrong and offensive to God. It is one thing to be terrified, another, to be humbled. Gardiner Spring