The Flight into Egypt Enamel (Matthew 2:13-23) depicts a scene our modern world knows all too well: a family in flight from danger, violence, and injustice. Jesus, the Savior of the world, has just been born into a world very much in need of saving – a world of violence, greed, lust for domination. This violent world reaches out to destroy its savior, and so the Holy Family flees. This small cloisonné enamel on bronze plaque is a most meaningful gift to remind us that the Holy Family was once a refugee family – like millions of families today.
A Cloisonné Enamel on Bronze Wall Plaque
This cloisonné enamel on bronze plaque measures 2.85 x 2.15 inches. A hanger on the back allows for easy hanging on any wall in home or office. Designed and fashioned in Germany by one of the world’s great goldsmiths, this unique plaque is a wonderfully meaningful gift that will grace any space with beauty and spiritual radiance!
The Holy Family is A Refugee Family
This plaque does not just depict a dramatic story from the Bible. No, this plaque depicts the worldwide reality of our own time: 15 million people have fled their own countries. Another 33.5 million are “internally displaced” and are forced to live in camps within their own countries. More and more countries are putting up more barriers and taking in fewer refugees. Eight million refugees are added to the 48.5 million every year, but less than 1% of those seeking asylum are resettled in any given year. The average amount of time refugees worldwide are living in displacement is now a staggering 17 years. This plaque reminds us that the Holy Family is a refugee family, like many millions of refugee families today.