Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Carol and David's Bathsheba
I found this beautiful painting titled "Bathsheba" on my friend Carol Douglas' website:
I love the way this picture makes her look like she is lying at the bottom of a pool, as if light and shadows flicker across her body through the water. I love the slight smile on her relaxed face, comfortably naked. Comfortable in her soft beauty.
It differs from the vision of beauty we imagine when reading 2 Samuel 11.
But I love this vision of Bathsheba, resting in her moment of fecundity, unaware of what was about to happen.
I love what this picture says about David; lover, dancer, poet king, sinner, man after God's own heart.
No wonder a child like Solomon would be produced from such a union.