dog and childAt the risk of sounding sacrilegious this picture reminded me on a statement by Luther commenting on the Magnifcat, or the song of Mary.

Since God is all highest and there is nothing above Him, he cannot look above Himself.  He cannot look to something beside Himself for there is nothing equal to Him.  So He is compelled to look within Himself or below Himself; and the lower a person stands, the better God can see Him.”