Tuesday, August 16, 2011

"Unto Us a Child is Born"

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
~Isaiah 9:6

The Nativity manger scene surrounding the birth of the Christ child has been only secondary in popularity to painters thru the centuries. I believe the Crucifixion and Annunciation to Mary are at the top. The Masters frequently employed a personal testimony in their work. Rembrandt painted himself as one of the Roman soldiers at the foot of the cross. Modern filmmaker Mel Gibson took it a grisly step further in his "Passion of The Christ" by actually hammering the nails into Jesus himself.

I have never had the self-image of these characters, not of the Three Wise Men or Magi. I have always felt like the poor drummer boy; a one trick pony of sorts, drawing my little pictures. It's all I can do.
Put your faith in God's inspired word!


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