The statue stands on the 2,310-foot Corcovado mountain. This man made image of Jesus Christ rises another 100 feet, its arms extending nearly 92 feet from fingertip to fingertip. It weighs in at some 700 tons.
Although magnificent and thought provoking, there is nothing this statue can do for anyone who lives in the city or, for that matter, any of us. What humanity needs from Christ the Redeemer is the transformational power of His forgiveness... His grace... His faith... His redemption. This only comes from the living Christ the Redeemer who resides in heaven and inside every christian who has taken on His name. Those of us who are His people know that it is not in fixing our eyes on a statue, but FIXING OUR EYES ON JESUS... His life... His forgiveness... His grace... His faith... His redemption... His eternal love.... That gives us what we need.
This week, our Sunday morning ladies class is carrying around a scripture card to memorize and be encouraged by. It reads like this:
2 “Let us fix our eyes
on JESUS, the AUTHOR
and PERFECTOR of our F.A.I.T.H.,