God Holding The Book of Knowledge

Trusting God’s firm hold on Reality is as grounding for me as the firmly planted feet of God in this image!

My prayer

Knowledge, I long to know You better.

Biblical touchstones

God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat…” Genesis 2:15-16

Will any teach God knowledge? Job 21:22

The spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
Isaiah 11:2

Invitation to prayer

Position your left hand as if it were holding a precious, sealed book from below. Connect your mind and heart to something important inside the volume.

God holding the book of knowledge, Chartres

Allow your emotions, thoughts, and senses to inspire you to pray.

Photos
God holding the book of knowledge as depicted by thirteenth century sculptors. The outer left voussoir of the central bay of the north porch at the Chartres Cathedral in France.

Related posts on the creation sculptures at the Chartres Cathedral

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The Rivers of Eden

The Creation of Eve

The Animals, Fish, and Birds of the Garden of Eden

God Creates Humanity (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

Adam, Safe and Securely Created (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

God Loving Adam into Being (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

Animal Connections (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

The Garden of Eden

God Creating the Garden of Eden

The Animals Created by God (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

God Creating the Animals (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)

God Imagining Humanity (Day 5 of Creation at Chartres)

Imagining Humanity and Creating the Bird and Fish (Day 5 of Creation at Chartres)

The Sun and the Moon (Day 4 of Creation at Chartres)

God Creating the Sun and Moon (Day 4 of Creation at Chartres)

Vegetation (Day 3 of Creation at Chartres)

Creation Plants and Trees

The Firmament

Envisioning Creation

Night and Day

Deep Consideration

Heaven and Earth

In the beginning, God created…

Loved

Inspiration

The God of Creation

Creation: Part 2

The Fall of Humanity

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