In the first picture, it appears that there is only room for the Message of Joy in a small barn among livestock. In the space above, the star continues to shine, also through the small window of the shed, and announces the new and divine reality. The rod and ladder stand on each side of the barn and symbolize the hope for a new way onward and up.
In the second stamp , Joseph holds the rod in his hand, and stands with his arm around Mary’s shoulder, ready to lead his family through life – in harmony with his wife and his creator – for still the star shines from the high and leads the way. Mary and Joseph are surprised that the Almighty has settled among humans.