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 Roland

We avidly enjoy teaching about and observing God's creation. We are active in Christian mission work that often takes us to the Philippines and Asia. the observation of God's creation in terms. Part of the outreach and work is to maintain a site: [or use]. This site includes inspirational blogs, free downloadable courses, and a history of the charity organization. We aim to share the love of Jesus Christ, who has graciously extended his love to us. Our faith is a walking faith, so faith and works, as much as we are able, are married together.
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