Look at the icon on the upper right hand corner. It is an image of Jesus getting baptised.
Over at the Sacred Art of Living, Christine has been talking about using images for a sort of Visio Divina prayer and I love the idea. Gaze at the image and let God use it to speak to you.
What do you see? Do you notice that there is a whirlpool at our Lord's feet? Or the angels watching from the other side of the river. I notice that John the Baptist is looking at the Holy Spirit even as he is baptising Jesus. He can see the Spirit of God descending to the Beloved. He lifts his right hand up and his left hand points to earth. Jesus, the great bridge of heaven and earth stands before him. John knows who this is.
And the colors. This is clearly a modern interpretation of a classic Icon. I love that the angels wear red and violet and bright blue.
Now, look at an older version of the same scene:
Jesus is already heading off in this one... his feet look like he is walking towards the riverbank. And the angels are whispering to each other. They are amazed, perhaps, by what they are seeing.
The sky splits apart and makes way
for your spirit.
Jesus walks the earth.