Meanwhile the long expectation of the Jews, especially during the reign of Herod, of a promised Deliverer was fulfilled, and one claiming to be the Messiah appeared - not a temporal prince and mighty hero of war, a greater Judas Maccabeeus, as the Jews had supposed, but a helpless infant, born in a manger, and brought up as a peasant carpenter. Yet he it was who should found a spiritual kingdom never to be destroyed, going on from conquering to conquer, until the whole world shall be subdued.
This painting was part of the SWS Christmas Party. Santa Claus, a.k.a. Richard Wilson and his wife received it in the gift draw.