In this Christmas card's image of Gerard David's The Nativity, the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph flank the newborn Lord in the manger, adoring the Christ child with reverent postures whiling looking upon him with tender, parental eyes. And here with the basket of linens, the wheat shock, and the wooden staff in the foreground, the mystery of the Incarnation (i.e. God become man) is inextricably linked to the mystery of the Eucharistic sacrifice. God is born in the city of David- Bethlehem, "The House of Wheat," and He is a mere vulnerable naked baby in a feeding trough.
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." -Isaiah 9:6
5" x 7"
* printed on matte white card stock.
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