Jesse Tree – Day 14: The Great Light

So, warning! This blog is going to contain spoilers! *gasp*

After all, the next reading features a messianic prophecy. And, guess what sorts of pictures would be perfect to illustrate a messianic prophecy?

If you guessed pictures of Jesus, you are absolutely right!

I know… images of an adult Jesus before we are even officially celebrating His birth? That’s a bit odd! But oh well… the pictures fit perfectly — trust me on this!

And so, here is the ornament!

A candle! Which perhaps isn’t the greatest light of them all, but hey! It’s supposed to be a symbol! Crochet pattern is here, just in case you want to make it.

And here is the reading… one of my favorites, to be honest. 🙂

The Great Light

NABRE

Isaiah 9

1The people who walked in darknesshave seen a great light;Upon those who lived in a land of glooma light has shone.

The Vale of Tears, by Gustave Dore, c. 1883. Petit Palais, Paris, France.
The Vale of Tears, by Gustave Dore, c. 1883. Petit Palais, Paris, France.

NABRE

Isaiah 9

2You have brought them abundant joyand great rejoicing;They rejoice before you as people rejoice at harvest,as they exult when dividing the spoils.

Entry into Jerusalem, by Heinrich van Waterschoot, c. 17th century. Private collection.
Entry into Jerusalem, by Heinrich van Waterschoot, c. 17th century. Private collection.

NABRE

Isaiah 9

5For a child is born to us, a son is given to us;upon his shoulder dominion rests.They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero,Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.

Madonna and Child with Angels, by Giovanni dal Ponte, c. 1410s. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, United States.
Madonna and Child with Angels, by Giovanni dal Ponte, c. 1410s. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, United States.

NABRE

Isaiah 9

6His dominion is vastand forever peaceful,Upon David’s throne, and over his kingdom,which he confirms and sustainsBy judgment and justice,both now and forever.The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this!

Christ the King - Part of the Ghent Altarpiece, by Jan van Eyck, c. 1432. Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium.
Christ the King – Part of the Ghent Altarpiece, by Jan van Eyck, c. 1432. Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium.

Doesn’t that make you excited about the coming of Christ???

Anyway! For tomorrow, expect less messianic poetry and more stories. In particular, expect a story with lots of fire. 🙂

Karina Tabone

Karina Tabone is a wife, mother of four, author, blogger, and lover of Christian artwork. She's the author of the Illustrated Rosary series, which pairs every prayer of the Rosary with beautiful religious artwork. She likes also milkshakes, sunshine, and mystery novels. Follow her on Twitter at @illustr_prayer.

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