The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deut. 33:27
I first saw this painting several months ago in an online workbook. The author was using it to present a picture of the Christian being embraced by God’s love. The painting captivated me. I couldn’t stop looking at it. Then God reminded me of it again this past weekend. I went to a friend’s baby shower, and there hanging on her wall was the same picture. Again I was captivated. It reminds me of “The Prodigal Son” sculpture I wrote about last week, also showing affection and two becoming one in their love. I can see so much of God’s love for us in this painting too.
The picture speaks to me about how God embraces us and wraps us up in Him, making us one with Him. He is wrapping the woman up in His robe, till she begins to blend in with Him, to lose awareness of herself. The beauty and delight of their love is displayed in the gold and vibrant colors, the patterns and shapes. I see the tenderness of God towards us too, as He gently touches her face. And I see her peace at being with Him, losing herself in Him as she is safely wrapped up against Him and protected in His arms. What an amazing picture of God’s love for us.
His left arm is under my head and His right arm embraces me. SS 8:3