The scene of the Incarnation is one of rich happiness. Persons came from North, South, East and West to offer their tributes of adoration to the Son of God who had become the Son of Man.
We wish that we might have known what was in the mind of the artist who conceived, designed and planned these two windows in the church. The artist has used much symbolism to point out the deeper truths underlying the simple objects themselves.
The square, the circle and triangle; The three joined circles at the top; the six-pointed Star of David; The blue and the gold; The figures, in their different attitudes of adoration; The censer of frankincense, chest of myrrh, crown of gold, and the pink roses lying on the steps. The Virgin Mary is richly garbed in the blue robe of loyalty and truth. She wears a peaceful expression but, surely, is pondering why this honor should come to her.
All eyes and all lines converge in the central Figure – the Babe Himself. He seems to be vested already with the dignity and strength of His Heavenly mission. The ornate nimbus around His head suggests untried strength. His eyes are looking out at all mankind and His fingers are lifted in the gesture of blessing, not only upon those present, but upon all humanity.
The angels suggest Heaven’s interest in the scene. The dawn is breaking in the background, but the Light from the Star shining through the arch of the stable points us to the deeper meaning of this event – the Son of Righteousness has come, the Bright and Morning Star has arisen upon the stage of the earth, the government shall be upon His shoulders, and of His kingdom there shall be no end.
Used for Methodist Youth Fellowship
Music and Religious Studies in the 1930’s.
Florence Andrews and
Lois S. Minnigh
edited – 1992, 2019
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