Friday, November 06, 2009

Dew Lord O Dew Lord O Dew Remember Me!

From my hometown paper:

Jonesborough resident Jim Stevens admits he’s not a particularly religious person, but even he is awed by what he has seen nearly every morning for the last couple of weeks on the driver’s side window of his Isuzu pickup truck.

It was two weeks ago today that an image, resembling the face of Jesus, made its first appearance on the window. Stevens, who said he has a “bum shoulder,” was having friends from Rogersville help move some items. He entered his truck from the passenger’s side to put his drink inside the vehicle. He said when he went around the truck to the driver’s side, the image was there. Initially, Stevens said he figured the image would go away and that would be the end of it.

But since it first showed up, a morning dew has led to the appearance of the image. Later in the day, when the dew from the morning evaporates, Stevens said the image goes with it. However, when the dew returns the next morning so does the image on the window. Even rolling the window up and down has not stopped it from reappearing.

My bias is to be against the whole idea of apparitions in general. I know some Christians of a catholic bent live by them, but since they aren't something seen in all branches of Christendom, I treat them with some skepticism.

But from the picture, this looks like something that could be done using oil or a film of sorts.


Tim said...

What always flabbergasts me is the assumption that an image of a long-haired and bearded man appears, and it "looks like Jesus." How so? Why not Peter? Why not the hippie who lives down the street? How do you have such an infallible interpretation that you are such that this is an image of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, displaying Himself not via His inspired word, but through the dew on a windshield? Coupled with the fact that it is extremely unlikely that Palestinian men of the 1st century actually had long hair, it seems to be much the stretch.

Fr. Chris Larimer said...

You're so right. All the pictures on the flannel graph at SBC Sunday Schools showed that he kept his hair off the collar.