New Testament Anecdotes
Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world to the Father…
A little boy had lost his sister. There was no portrait of her. It was before the days of photographs. He begged his parents to get a painter to make a picture of his sister, Remonstrance did not silence him, and finally he was sent to visit friends in Boston, and was told that he might see if he could find a painter who would undertake to make a picture of his sister. The friends humoured him, and took him to the studios of several artists; but they all shook their heads. At last one young artist said: "Come with me, and see if you can find any faces that look like your sister's." He took the little boy to a large gallery of portraits. Soon one picture attracted the child's attention. "That's like her eyes," he said. Then another — "that's like her mouth." Another had "her hair," another "her forehead," and so on. The artist put all these features together, and succeeded in making a good portrait of the boy's sister. In the same way we can supply the likeness of Christ. We do not find all His portrait in any one person. But pick it out, feature by feature, among the different members of His family, and we can make it into one harmonious whole.
(New Testament Anecdotes.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
WEB: Now before the feast of the Passover, Jesus, knowing that his time had come that he would depart from this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.