Years ago, a man returned from visiting the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem. He came to Del and described the feelings that he had experienced during his visit. He said that as he stepped out of the darkness inside the tomb and into the sunlight, he was overwhelmed by the thought of Christ’s resurrection. He commissioned Del to recreate those wonderful feelings in a painting that depicts the Savior stepping out of the tomb and into the light.
Some viewers of this painting have mentioned that the placement of Christ’s hands is quite meaningful to them. One hand is behind Him, touching the opening of the tomb, and the other hand is extending forward. It seems as if he is putting the tomb and His mortal death behind him and reaching ahead into life and eternity.