|Nativity With The Torch, Nain Brothers|
There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. (Isaiah 11:1-2)
Here the “shoot” (the Messiah Jesus, descended through his human mother Mary from King David, Jesse’s son) is depicted as a lovely Rose, which we are invited to gaze upon in the company of the Blessed Mother. It's a wonderful reminder of what we are waiting for as this Advent Season draws to its conclusion.The Lord is close at hand - come, let us worship Him
Today, December 23rd, is also the Feast of St. Servulus. Please see my post “St. Servulus, Tiny Tim, & The Nativity of Jesus” on the blog Nisi Dominus.