Virgin Mary Consoles Eve

A few weeks ago, this painting was mentioned in a sermon I heard: Virgin Mary Consoles Eve.


Sister Grace Remington, OSCO, Sisters of the Mississippi Abbey created it in 2003. On the Waiting Songs album, Rain for Roots wrote a song: Mary Consoles Eve.

I sat with the girls on the couch, and we looked at the picture and talked about who and what they saw. Then I read the lyrics of the song to them before we sat and listened to the song while still looking at the picture. Each - the picture and the song - is beautiful imagery on its own. Together, they envelope my senses with the truth of a prophecy fulfilled.

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Mary Consoles Eve by Rain for Roots:

Eve, my sister
The one who took the fall
Eve, my sister
Mother of us all
Lift up your head
Don’t hide your blushing face
The promised One
Is finally on His way

Almost, not yet, already
Almost, not yet, already

Eve, it’s Mary
Now I’m a mother too
The child I carry
A promise coming true
This baby comes to save us from our sin
A servant King, His kingdom without end

Almost, not yet, already
Almost, not yet, already

He comes to make his blessings flow
As far and wide as the curse is found
He comes to make His blessings flow

Almost, not yet, already,
Almost, not yet, already...soon

Eve, my sister
The one who took the fall
Eve, my sister
Mother of us all
The promised One
Is finally on His way

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