The Columbus-based artist Cody F. Miller has been creating religious art for years, and graciously agreed to lead one of our Adult Forums. Today we’re featuring his beautiful painting, “The Mother of Moses.” About the painting, Cody writes:
The emphasis of this story is often put on the actual baby in the Nile who is later found by Pharaoh’s daughter. Yet what stands out to me is the incredible anguish and hollow emptiness the mother must have experienced to make such a decision. As a father, it is hard to comprehend that emotional turmoil. The butterflies represent new life and hope, but they are behind Moses’ mother and she can’t see them at that present moment. Even though we may only see the difficult, impossible situation in front of us, God is doing work behind the scenes. I smile at the end result. This Hebrew mother not only gets her baby back, but is also paid by Pharaoh’s daughter to nurse him.
You might want to pray with this image, using a technique called Visio Divina, which consists of four parts.
Here is Cody’s painting in its entirety: