The artist has these words to say about his inspiration:
"This painting was first inspired by a song that I heard one day. I started to contemplate the awesome privilege that Mary was given, being able to hold God in her arms, but also keeping in mind that He was still her baby. This cute little child whom she bore was also God in the flesh. And yet, she cuddled and kissed Him, just as all mothers do with their babies. This though propelled me right into this painting which I wanted to be a very human representation of divinity. My prayer is that the viewer will be struck, as I am, with the amazing way that God chose to send His Son into this world -- in pure humility."
--- Morgan Weistling
Please do not print this photo off of your computer, but consider making a purchase to support the artist and honor his rights to the image. You can purchase your own print at http://www.christcenteredmall.com/stores/art/weistling/kissing-the-face-of-God.htm
Happy Birthday to our beautiful Mother!