Three has always been my favorite number. It represents the Holy Trinity and reminds me of my three children. In art and photography grouping things by three makes for a more interesting image.
In researching Jesus on the cross for this post, I stumbled onto an article called "The Three Crosses of Calvary." The article lists five ways to look at Jesus on the cross. Excerpt:
The three crosses represent mankind's reaction to God.
Jesus on the middle cross represents God LOVING, SUFFERING, SUBSTITUTING, GIVING, FORGIVING, PAYING AND OFFERING. The cross on the left represents man SCOFFING, REFUSING, HATING, DENYING, UNBELIEVING, AND UNWILLING. DYING LOST. The cross on the right represents man REPENTING, BELIEVING, RESPONDING, CONFESSING, ACCEPTING AND RECEIVING, and going to heaven by the grace of God.
One criminal mocked Jesus. The other one said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
My heart's desire is for Jesus to remember me. Please, everyone, turn to GOD, repent, and be saved. I fear we are entering the last days.
24mm | f/8 | ISO 200 | 1/2500 sec