Title: Kept These Things
“NEVER put Mary, the VIRGIN in red” a kind well meaning grandma said as she walked by my art booth referring to my previous nativity painting. It made me think “WOW I love art. ONE COLOR can bring that much feeling to a viewer.” I’ve thought a lot on this since.
And now, I can’t stop painting Mary in red. here’s why.
Red: the spiritual color of sacrifice.
I think long before Christ suffered in Gethsemane, his mother suffered in a quiet nursery.
She knew the pain of her little boy’s mission, yet all she could do was hold him. Rock him. While he was still under her protection.
In Luke 2 it says, “But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.”
In humility she held her baby boy, keeping these things, and pondering them in her heart.
And in my mind, while holding his tiny little fingers and wondering how long she would be able to protect and hold him until she had to give him up to the world.
I wish I could watch her in those early years of mothering. I imagine her protecting Christ while she could. I imagine her praying for guidance on how to prepare him for his great mission.
And finally, I imagine her hurting along side Him & symbolically putting on that red robe of sacrifice with him.
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