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The Holy Family in Egypt - Watercolor Painting Dimensions -12.5" X 16"


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"And when they (the Wise Men) were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egyptand was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son." (Matthew 2)

This part of the life of Christ has always interested me, the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt. Biblical texts do not really say how long he stayed in Egypt, but I like to think of him toddling along beside the Nile, followed by a family of rowdy kittens (so sacred in Egypt!), to see him at his mother's breast, small and vulnerable, surrounded by the lush beauty of that fascinating country, a peaceful few years spent in quiet and love, with his blessed Mother and Joseph, his foster father...


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