Oil on Canvas
46 X 36 cm
This is The Lily of the Valley. This flower has numerous intriguing qualities that encapsulate divine virtue. It is a symbol of divine sacrifice. According to sacred writings, the lily of the valley blossomed from the spot on the ground where Mary’s tears fell at Jesus' ultimate sacrifice, rescuing humanity at the cost of his life. It is no wonder the poet Charles W. Fry was inspired to pen the words:
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul;
The Lily of the Valley, in Him alone I see
All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole.
In sorrow He’s my comfort, in trouble He’s my stay;
He tells me every care on Him to roll.