In these icons we see the Christ Child not sitting or lying down, but reclining (anapeson) to show that He is not a mere man, but God in human flesh. It depicts simultaneously the Divine and human natures of Christ. The youth of the Son of Man is depicted in his beardless face, while He shows features of adulthood to portray that He is the eternal Son of God. His halo further reveals His Divinity, wherein is inscribed the words “I Am”, to show that He is the eternal God and long-awaited Messiah. The prophetic scroll in his left hand further illustrates that He is the one of whom it was foretold that He shall redeem the Children of Israel and bring Peace on Earth. He is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, at peace when He reclines, but fearsome when He roars.