Saturday, August 27, 2016

Vincent van Gogh and the Gospel

On December 23, 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh cut off his own ear with a razor and delivered the ear to a girl named Rachel at a local brothel. Many have assumed that van Gogh's ear was some sort of twisted present for a prostitute he loved. However, recent research has shown that Rachel wasn't a prostitute. She was a farmer's daughter who had been mauled by a rabid dog. This new information about Rachel affects our understanding of van Gogh's tragic episode.


  1. Good job! This is excellent! Thank you for your preparation, illustrations, to form this teachings. Your intros, transitions, and conclusion were perfect.

  2. Excellent! Now, design a shorter version. Something in the 7 minute range which would be more of a "devotion" style.

  3. Thank you very much! This reminds me of a precious exchange between myself and the late Elie Wiesel on his book: A Mad Desire to Dance. He likened his holocaust to schizophrenia, and i, healed from schizophrenia and its pain by Jesus responded to him. He wrote me and I cherish his response: "Your words touched me." I pray for all who suffer to find that God Jesus who loved us when we were helpless & doomed.

  4. Revised comment, please disregard my earlier post. I simply thank you for your tender-hearted lesson on suffering & for sharing your family's joy amidst trials.

  5. Congratulations and thank you for your indespensible teachings. You are such a blessing! Singing and saying prayers for you and your courageous family.

  6. God bless you David. You are a modern day prophet - an inspiration.

  7. This was very power, David. I watched the entire video with mouth my open. You gave me a new perspective about the Word of Jesus written a the Gospel. Thank you for sharing it with us. :) I love you, brother. God bless you.

  8. David wood, please read Veda and know truth.

    1. John 8:31-32
      Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

      And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

      John 14:6
      Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

      John 3:15-18
      That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

      For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

      For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

      He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

  9. This video is interesting,its an inspiration,even though Jesus Christ was far away but still there are many people who succeed his will directly from him.