Tuesday, December 18, 2012

ESCAPE to SAFETY "Don't Look Back, Mary..."

My initial caption for this painting was "Don't Look Back, Mary."


Every year around Christmas time
I paint a small 9 x 12 inch part
of the Christmas story
to remind myself where my gift comes from.

This is the Flight to Egypt,
when Mary and Joseph heard
about the evil plan of king Herod
to kill all baby boys under 2 years old.

As new parents they must have been
so scared and worried
to bring their baby to safety.
I pray for the parents who are grieving
that they couldn't protect their child
from a crazed person.

How interesting that this year
there is an evil government
in Egypt who kills at will,
right now this title would have been
"Escape from Egypt" 

No easy answers  in a sin-filled world
we have only hope for tomorrow



  1. Appropriate in the wake of what's happened in Connecticut. I cannot imagine the worry that all parents now feel not being sure their children are safe.

    abcw team

  2. good reason to worry, given Herod's madness!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. Very poignant and a good reminder of where our Hope comes from.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. Ordinary Words....a good tradition, and apt for this year.

  5. love the emotion in your painting...it touches the heart..and so have events in Newtown. Hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday season. The pelicans here are from San Francisco.

  6. Your deep thoughts are beautifully expressed in your art. Both are gifts ... deep thinking and artistic talent. You are blessed and thankful at the same time. You have much to offer our difficult world. Thank you for the spiritual lift ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  7. Yes, you may be right--there are fewer and fewer safe places to flee to in the modern world.

    It is a very special painting, complete with the donkey's behind. And the baby in red is sweet.


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