Eternally in My Heart

Eternally in My Heart
Lord, grant Charles eternal rest in Your loving arms.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Mornings with Mary: Kissing the Face of God

Imagine such an awesome kiss,
being pressed on the face of our Savior!
What was Mary thinking as she
kissed and cuddled this Babe in her arms?
Would fear have entered into her mind,
or was there only the sheer delight
in holding her Divine Child?
We know that she pondered
all that the angel Gabriel announced to her
because the Bible tells us that.
But, in this moment,
did she just give thanks that
Jesus had arrived intact
with no harm done on their long journey
to Bethlehem?
I hope that she was only giving thanks,
unaware of all the trials 
she would suffer as the Mother of God.

Go here for how Weistling was inspired
to paint this exquisite art.

then join me in visiting
Mornings with Mary


judie said...

I am blown away by this man's art. Not his wife, not his daughter, but his. There is something very special there. Thanks for showing me.

Priti.Lisa said...

I imagine she felt what I felt when I held my babies...
an all-encompassing love, awe and the feeling of never
before being that close to God.

Norma Ruttan said...

Lisa, even at my age, I remember that astonishing feeling when first beholding each of my babies!

foxysue said...

This image reminds me of my firstborn, his cheeks looked like peaches, as Lisa says at that moment I felt in awe of the Creator, the magical work that had gone on within.
Thanks for sharing this...x

peggy gatto said...

Oh how divine is this piece and the words ar wonderful!

Anne Jeffries said...

She's a beauty, Norma.Now that we are on the road, I can hardly keep track of the days let alone remember Mornings with Mary or Haiku My Heart. Strange how that turned out. At the moment, we are in Oklahoma. Leaving for Texas tomorrow. Then arriving in Missouri sometime on Sunday.

Norma Ruttan said...

I wish you safe travels all alone the way, Anne. That's a lot of traveling in a short time.

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you, Peggy, for your kind words.

rebecca said...

dear nonnie,
i love you. your heart is so strong,tender, kind and caring. right here you have given everyone the gift of remembering their first taste of motherhood. may we all strive to see with the eyes of motherlove everyone we meet. xo

Norma Ruttan said...

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Norma Ruttan said...

Rebecca, you boost my morale with your kind comments.

Elaine said...

What a tender picture, imagine that! I love that song "Mary did you know?" Such powerful words.