Thursday, December 20, 2007

mary's heart

"And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which has come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart."

- Luke 2:15-19

Every mother and child share a bond which remains unbroken. From his birth in the manger, all through his life, death and resurrection, Mary was instrumental in her son's years on earth. This striking image of mother and child captures a moment in the newborn life of Christ, and provides us all with a reminder of where we came from and who made us what we are today.
~Liz Lemon Swindel

i love her art. i remember being in italy and receiving that month's copy of the stella (ensign). it was full of her images and words. for some reason, it really struck me. i paged through that issue and cried like i hadn't in a long time. i somehow felt close to home. i felt close to my savior- and felt very thankful for the sacrifices that brought the gospel to me. the art was so powerful and told such a story on its own. her words added such a testimony and perspective. i wish i had a room to devote to her art work. no- maybe a wing. :)

1 comment:

Sloopy Farkle-Tush said...

This is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you for sharing this. Beautiful thoughts! Beautiful picture!