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So as the story continues....Gabriel brought Mary the message from God that she was with child, but her  fiancé,   Joseph obviously found it hard to believe that she conceive through the Holy Spirit.  He planned to leave her but he was visited by an angel while sleeping explaining that he should believe Mary and take her for his wife and name the child, Jesus for he would save his people from sin.The Bible reads in Luke 2: 1 -7 “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. And everyone went to their own town to register.  So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.  While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.”

Baby Jesus , a 4 x 4 oil on canvas board, is #8 of the 10 small painting challenge.