Two Parables about Christ in Christmas

A couple winters ago I wandered out the front yard on a cold still night. A gentle snow had fallen but the skies were clearing. Today I can still see the scene. When I got to the end of my driveway, I looked up and saw the constellation Orion sparkling above a tree laden with the light snow. I quickly sketched the scene. It was such a surprise–my mind was on other things and the day had been busy. I had not expected what I saw. The Christmas season is like that. The level of activity makes us blind to the reason for the season’s celebration. But if a heart is inclined to God, things happen that remind us about what is important.

When I saw the Orion constellation that night, it caused me to stop and consider God’s wonders. Reader, consider the birth of Jesus the same way: a wonder, a majestic event, a King’s birth with a humble covering. It is an event that is worth the pause, worth some thought, and worth some personal time with God. 

A second Christmas message and sketch story (centered around the Orion Nebula) are at this link:


About rolandlinda3

We avidly enjoy the observation of God's creation in terms of stars, the moon, and earthly things. We teach others to observe what He has made. Part of the outreach and work is to maintain a site: [or use the new address]. This site has been changed to include this blog along with three other inspirational blogs. We invite you to take a look and follow us there. Whether here or at the new site, our purpose is unchanged. We aim to share the love of Jesus Christ, who has graciously kept us and made us excited about seeing what he has made. Our faith is a walking faith, so faith and works, as much as we are able, are married together.
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