Lets play a game.
Can anyone suss out the meaning of this illustration? Now, it was done for a rather theology heavy article appearing in the June issue of Christianity Today- so the metaphor is a bit abstract. Pithy visuals for spiritual concepts aren't exactly dime-a-dozen. (Thus the need Jesus saw for his parables. As I stated once before, he would make a great illustrator. And clearly he had a penchant for mark-making: see John, Ch. 8. Or this rare photo... Attentive church go-ers may get a slight advantage on this one.