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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Consider My Meditation by Mary Jane Q Cross

Mary Jane Q Cross' paintings always raise emotion and wonder for me.  Worship would be a word that seems to fit many of her paintings.  An awareness of the spiritual is present in her work.  Today's painting, titled "Consider My Meditation", is no exception.  Psalm 3:3 says, "But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head." KJV.   ESV says it this way -- "But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head." .  I've been pondering how Jesus gently lifts our head.  When you're talking to a child and they hang their head or hide their eyes either out of guilt or out of shy fear, you gently lift their chin until they can see the love in your eyes and want to look at you.  I think this is how the LORD Jesus is with us, taking our guilt, longing to look into our eyes and assure us of His love.  So many of Mary Jane's paintings have women and girls with their heads tipped up to Heaven and the light.  They have countenances that are cleansed and radiant, filled with joy and worship for their incomparable Lord. 

Consider My Meditation

Morning Mists rise all around
Lapping gently its watery sound

Against this vessel unafraid
Pushing along whom He has made

Again and tomorrow I’ll meditate
His finger writing on soul I wait

Directing this path quietly He bade
With hand held out, as timidly I wade

This water too deep to comfortably abide
Content I am to in His boat ride

Rest my soul and body breathe deep
Spirit be faithful until I sleep.

Copyright 2009
by  Mary Jane Q Cross

Two songs follow based on Psalm 3 Lifter of my Head  and A Shield About Me 

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