Pictures of Baby Jesus
Here are posts of a number of paintings that are impressions of Baby Jesus.
“What’s the magic with a picture of Baby Jesus? Millions of children are born every year, and every birth is a miracle indeed. But we are drawn, not to pictures of just any birth; we want to see beautiful pictures of Baby Jesus! Why? I am not sure I know the answer to that question, but there is something that I am sure about;
The birth of, or a picture of Baby Jesus, is of no worth to the man or woman who doesn’t also remember how and why Jesus mortal existence ended. As beautiful as was his beginnings, as dreadful was his end. But he was lifted up on the cross that we might be lifted up also to be with him. And what does he require of us? That we obey his commandments, and when we fail to be that righteous man/woman that we desire to be, that we … shalt make his soul an offering for sin... (Isaiah 53:10). This we do by having a broken heart and a contrite spirit, and crying unto the Lord to bring about his mighty change of our heart.
Maybe a picture of Baby Jesus represent a seed of hope and longingfor the day that you might plant his promise into your heart, and deliver yourself to him. But please, please remember, that every second of every minute of every hour of every day, people like you and I find out that they had no promise of tomorrow. So, let a picture of Baby Jesus inspire you to action! And perhaps, next year, as you look at these pictures, you will look at them knowing that the seed of hope has grown up to become a tree of salvation.