Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière (16): Angels’ Support

Angel, Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière by Jill K H GeoffrionFour angels holding pillars support Mary, Throne of Wisdom, and Jesus who sits on this throne blessing the world. The scene reminds viewers of The Ark of God’s Covenant with God’s people, and the Holy of Holies where God dwelt. As Advent draws to a close I see Emmanuel, God with us, supported by his mother, Mary, who in turn is sustained by God’s help (angels).

My Prayer:

God, Your help is never far away.

Angel, Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière by Jill K H Geoffrion

Give me eyes to “see” and a mind that can understand more fully so that I can trust in a deeper way.

Angel, Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière by Jill K H Geoffrion

Scriptural Touchstone:

Angel, Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière by Jill K H Geoffrion

Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means, “God is with us.” Matthew 1:23 (NRSV)

Invitation to Prayer:

Angels, Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière

Are you in need of God’s help? Ponder these angels, sent by God to support Mary and Jesus as they lived out God’s will for their lives. What prayers are emerging in your body, imagination, mind and heart? Pray them now.

Photos:
Various angels in a thirteenth century panel of the stained glass window known as Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière (Our Lady of the Beautiful Window) at Chartres Cathedral in France.

Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière by Jill K H Geoffrion

Other posts in this series:

(1) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Beauty
(2) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Iconic Love
(3) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Seeing and Being Seen
(4) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Jesus, Mary’s Son
(5) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Jesus’ Message
(6) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: The Holy Spirit
(7) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Queen Mary
(8) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Throne of Wisdom
(9) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Halo
(10) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Like Mother, Like Son
(11) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Mary’s Veil
(12) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Who is Looking at Whom?
(13) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Sky Blue
(14) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Beautiful Change
(15) Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière: Angels

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