People have been debating the suitability of making images for use in liturgy and prayer for centuries. One of my favorite defenses for the making of images comes from St. Theodore the Studite, one of the Desert Fathers whose wisdom and teaching formed the thinking of the early Christians. The essence of every icon is the image of Christ, and every icon witnesses to the Incarnation of God.
The inconceivable is conceived in the womb of a virgin.
The unmeasurable became 3 cubits high; the unqualifiable acquires a quality; the undefinable stands up, sits down and lies down; He who is everywhere is put into a crib.
He who is above time gradually reaches the age of 12;
He who is formless appears with the shape of a man; and the incorporeal enters into a body.
Therefore, the same is describable and indescribable.