Friday, June 15, 2007

Sacrifice Triptych

Here is the final image for my triptych. I understand my grandmother was very feisty and no nonsense. It was a harsh and difficult existence in the desert in those days. She is holding bread and milk. This of course has direct correlation to the Savior as the bread of life and receiving milk without price. But the spiritual always correlates to everyday life if we are sensitive to that so it also reminds me of the supper my father always enjoyed--hot milk with bread. I guess his mother fixed that at times and was surely one of those comfort foods for him. So she represents that part of nurturing every mother does by feeding those she loves, such a beautiful type of the Savior. The pomegranate is a universal symbol of fertility and offspring. It is also interesting that sacrifice can bring forgiveness of sin. So we become as the Savior when we sacrifice and sins are washed away.


M.A.C. said...

Hi Rebecca great post and many wise points but sacrifice of itself cannot bring forgiveness of sin only Jesus Christ can do that. Also consider this verse from the Bible.

1 Samuel 15:22
But Samuel replied:
"Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD?
To obey is better than sacrifice,and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

To obey God is better than sacrifice...

Consider Abraham in his willingness to obey God in the sacrificing of his son. Genesis 22

Rebecca said...

The point is that we sacrifice what the Lord wants us to sacrifice. It is not just a matter of sacrifice but making your will the same as Christ's. Obedience to God's will always involves sacrifice. The fact our sins are forgiven through sacrifice always implies that it is through Jesus Christ. I appreciate your comments!

Katy said...

I have a hard time seeing the spiritual in changing diapers all day, wiping up mess after mess after mess...folding the laundry, fixing the meals. I know there IS spiritual symbolism in caring for a family and nurturing one's children, but tend to forget most of the time. Thank you for reminding me!