Sunday, July 28, 2013
The Cherubs Overhead
The story is told that the artisan who crafted these creatures from the Bible similar to angels was inspired by his own grief. His small infant son had died and so he gave each of these heavenly creatures the features of his son.
Impossible to verify, 'the sweet, childish face and cap of curls which each cherub wears makes it easy to believe that they may have resulted from the wish of a loving parent that his cherished child might always dwell in the presence of God.' (Madalayne Allen. These Stones Will Shout. Wesley United Methodist Church, 1988).