Artist Thomas Ingmire fills this text treatment with explosive energy, color and radiating gold. Familiar gilded phrases burst out of the foundational text: Prince of Peace, King of Kings, Everlasting Peace, Immanuel God is With Us, For Unto Us a Child is Born, Halleluiah! ΓÇô all prophesizing the coming of our savior. Blues, greens and yellows suggest Marion connections since devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mother finds part of its scriptural basis in Isaiah 7.
The most important messianic verses are Isaiah 7:14-17; Isaiah 9: 1-2; 6-7 and Isaiah 11:1-9. From the earliest of times, Christians have seen these messianic verses as having a direct reference to Christ. Isaiah’s prophecies have had an enduring influence on Western Civilization. The Christmas carol, Lo How a Rose ere Blooming, was inspired by Isaiah 11: 1-3. Handel used Isaiah 9:6-7 for one of the great choral sections of the Messiah.