Silver Lining: The Daughter of Jairus

December 24, 2010

The Daughter of Jairus

Fun fact: I like to go to museums. And I like to go by myself.

Right now at the BYU museum, they have a Carl Bloch exhibit.

This picture, called “The Daughter of Jairus,” made me cry. Right there in the middle of an eighth grade field trip, I cried. It’s such a beautiful painting.

{This tiny picture is no good at all. You have to see it in person}

To quickly sum up the painting, the daughter is dead, the mother is crying, and Jesus stands at the door, about to enter and raise the daughter from the dead.

Why it made me cry:
Christ is here.
He’s here!
No more waiting. No more sorrow. No more death.
He’s not far away, He’s not late, He’s not busy.
He’s here.
And He's here to heal me.
And you too.

Merry Christmas everyone. Christ is here.


  1. That was one of my favorites too! Brooke, you are amazing at putting indescribable feelings into beautiful words.

  2. So amazing. Carl Bloch is one of my favorite religious painters. Merry Christmas to you too.

  3. Thanks for making me cry. Fo realz. Needed that right now.

  4. I saw it today for the first time. It is the finest piece in the exhibit! Read the scripture reference from Mark 5 as you look at it. It is a moving piece.


  5. I just saw this at BYU and did a humanities report on it. Bloch really understood the significance of the miracle and depicted it in a genius way. Happy Easter.


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