Jesus looking through a lattice window
James Tissot (1836 – 1902)
– “My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.” (Song 2:9)
– “And day after day Mordecai used to walk back and forth in front of the court of the harem in order to learn how Esther was doing and what might happen to her.” (Est 2:11 NET)
A very intimate picture of our Lord Jesus that is painted by the artist James Tissot. If anyone is familiar with the portraits painted through the Words of the Song of Solomon. It is filled with elaborate visuals of serenity, love, and faithfulness by the confines of marriage. The tone of this picture completely fits the theme of the Song. According to scripture, here is our Lord looking through a lattice window at his beloved. Not in a peeping tom fashion and or harassing – invading one’s peace. Rather, a gentle checking in. A picture of his eternal intercession for us all. His gentle eyes that stay upon the righteous eloquently portrayed. We are valuable to God and worth fighting for. Worth his time to invest in and daily check upon; that he may know the well being of his precious people. Of whom is this looking through the lattice window. It is the soft and tender gaze of our Lord Jesus Christ.