We are having a wonderful Christmas day. We feel it such a blessing to be all together and enjoy being a family! I will share a few pictures of our Christmas on another day, because just for today, I wanted to share some artwork from one of my favorite artists, Morgan Weistling. I include two paintings which are not of the Savior, but I love the feelings of gratitude, hardwork, and working together – Christlike attributes represented in these other paintings that I see so clearly in the faces of those all around me. Thank you to all of you– for your Christlike concern and love.
“The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. -John 1:14. I’ve never had a Christmas I enjoyed more–grateful for the blessings of a loving Father in Heaven and His son, Jesus Christ!
“So it was when Jesus came in his gentleness with his divine compassion and great Gospel of Peace, men hailed him WORD OF GOD, and in the title of Christ crown’d him with love and beyond all earth-names of renown. For He, wandering unarm’d save by the Spirit’s flame, in few years with few friends founded a world-empire wider than Alexander’s and more enduring; since from his death it took its everlasting life. His kingdom is God’s kingdom, and his holy temple not in Athens or Rome but in the heart of man.” -Robert Bridges, 1844-1930
Jesus, born in humble circumstances, given to all of us. Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth Peace, goodwill to men. Love and Merry Christmas! –Melanie