Watercolor, ink, paper
“He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love. Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love. His left hand is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.”
How could the Soul live on this sad Earth if the Lord did not reveal just a bit of His beauty to her, when she for a short time falls into the divine embrace and tastes the first fruit of the joy that will one day overwhelm her. The flying banner contains the words from Isaiah: ”After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.”
The beloved Soul is at rest in the Lord’s arms enjoying the fruits of Redemption. The pomegranates symbolize love and unity. This unity is purchased at the cost of Christ’s blood. White lilies are blooming on the scarlet field – the purity of righteousness given to us by God.
But the Beloved soul is not looking in her Lord’s eyes; she is pleased and satisfied with His gifts. She does not feel like moving further and she falls asleep.