Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Goodness, I am always so touched and humbled by your kindness and support! You have all been such a comfort to me, and I thank God for you all every day. Wow. Thank you so much for your comments on my last post. I'm okay, really. I just was thinking that if my being away from R so much is really the way my life is supposed to pan out, maybe I wouldn't be chafing against it so much? I don't know. Plus, I feel like time is running out - I've only got another year and a half before he's off to kindergarten five days a week. And, it's becoming clearer and clearer that I am not going to be able to convince A to have another one, so this is my one chance! But it's not like I'm miserable. I'm a pretty happy mama most of the time, and R is a very happy, well-adjusted boy. So if things stay the same, I can't really complain.

OK, new subject! :-) I thought I'd share something I saw on TV yesterday. I was watching one of the Christian talk shows, and they had on this artist who painted this portrait of Jesus that I really loved. The artist's name is Allen Polt. I tend to shy away from images of Jesus because I have my own idea in my mind of what he looks like to me, and I'm sure we all have our own ideas that are personal to us. It's like seeing a movie after reading a book and being disappointed by what the characters look like because they don't match what was in my head. (The only time I wasn't disappointed there was the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Peter Jackson did such a good job casting those movies!) I don't want the image in my head to be affected by someone else's image of the Lord. (Hmmm, I seem to be making an argument for NOT sharing this with you, but here I go anyway. Typical way my brain works...)

So, here's the painting. What do you think?


Ericka said...

What's best for you & your family is not always the easiest/most enjoyable way. Even God himself (as Jesus) struggled with his own plan (in the garden at Gethsemane (sp & idea?)). And if that's true, then he can't possible expect us to always go along with his plan without a fight. Love you,

LEstes65 said...

I like that picture. It's definitely different than what I'm used to seeing. I like his expression. Jesus is always painted looking pained or so mellow, you can't imagine him yelling from a hillside. This Jesus looks like he'd laugh with you. This is the Jesus that would turn water to wine. HA!

I still favor portraits of Jesus that look less European and more Middle Eastern. But I like this painting.

And I'm with you on movie casting. Esp when they cast a known actor in a really epic role. If he doesn't fit it perfectly, they've rather ruined it for me. But LOTR was cast very well and it's the only vehicle in which I adore Orlando what's his face.

shaun said...

I kind of like the expression too, like he knows something but is being patient.
Maybe that's what I want to see.
I have to always envision the Lord with this expression of patiently waiting for me to get it. I really don't most of the time. but sometimes & then sometimes I am kidding myself. But he is still patient , that's pretty cool.