Jackie Thackray has painted 3 wonderful depictions of the Magi and allowed us to display them at Whirlow. This is show she describes them:
The 3 paintings together are called 'Extravagant Worship '.The series are based on Matthew 2:11. ‘On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. ‘
The first is called 'Come' and is an open invitation to anybody and everybody.
The second one is called 'Now is the time' - All their seeking and journeying has ended and the magi are pausing on the threshold of the house which marks the end of the journey and the beginning of worship, to look into the eyes of God before bowing down to worship.
The third is called ' Worship' - bowing down and stepping into the presence of God to worship him.
They reflect the worship song 'Now is the time to worship' by Philips, Craig and Dean