Sunday, 4 December 2016

Christmas crib' 2014

I have created this Christmas Crib on the theme: " I am the living bread of Life ".

The Joy of the Birth of Christ is always accompanied by the Cross of Salvation.

Green Star : Jesus' birth is heralded by the star of Bethlehem. Jesus Christ comes into this world as the King of Peace.I have shown the star in green color, because of Jesus' reference to the green wood - Luke 23:31 " For if this is what is done to green wood, what will be done when the wood is dry?"
Furthermore, green is symbolic of something that is alive;something that is refreshing. Jesus Christ refreshes our Life with HIS Faithful Love.

Triangle : The white triangle formed inside the star is symbolic of the Holy Trinity. Lord Jesus is the part of the Holy Trinity and Trinity Himself.

Broken bread,Heart and the Cross : Jesus Christ came into this world as the living bread of life- to give life to the world.HE came to give HIS Love to the world- to teach the world, to love God and to love one's neighbor.HE broke this bread with love for our salvation, so that sins of many be forgiven.HE came to save the world through HIS Love. HE reconciles us to God, through HIS love and though HIS Cross.

sprouts on the bread : The living bread is alive. It gives life to our mortal bodies. The freshly green twigs sprouting from the heart indicates the freshness and Joy which Christ brings to our life. The Love of Christ invigorates our life. It helps us to grow in union with God.

Yellow Cross : symbolic of Glory. The cross of suffering eventually brings us to Glory- in God.

P.S. In this crib, I have tried to show the perspective of Bethlehem's stable. Though the space inside the star is little, it accommodates them all- symbolic of the poverty of Christ.

Merry Christmas !!!

and a Blessed New Year 2015 !!!

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