Category: Returning to the Master

Those Hands

Those hands

Have held me

.

From conception

To birth

.

They have fed me

Cleansed me

.

Warmed me

Protected me

.

Opened

For my freedom

.

And welcomed

Me home.

.

from a sequence inspired by Henri Nouwen’s book about Rembrandt’s painting of Jesus’ parable of The Prodigal Son

Inspiring Paintings: Returning to the Father (3)

This beautiful painting, and Henri Nouwen’s profound book of the same name, inspires me again and again.  The collections “Returning to the Father” and “Returning to the Master” (links at top of site) are also both inspired by the same source. 

At the

Intersection

 

Of eternity

And worldly life

 

Gentle hands

Warm a sobbing body

 

And human

And divine

 

Are

One.