One starry night, so long ago, in the little town of Bethlehem, the world was changed forever. Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior came into this world in a small stable filled with the warmth of gentle animals and the love of his mom and dad. On that holy night, our blessed Lord came, that we might have eternal life and salvation. History celebrates the birth of Jesus every Christmas; it is the marker of time as well as the beloved season of joy and celebration. I loved doing this oil painting, inspired by this statue of Mary riding on the donkey holding baby Jesus while Joseph leads the way as they journey to Egypt. He was, is and will be Emmanuel forever and ever – I hope you will enjoy this painting as much as I do – and to be enjoyed all year long! Emmanuel comes in a card, paper print, and canvas giclee and may also be custom ordered in larger sizes.