This is the last Jesse Tree reading, promise! See? Look at the lovely Jesse Tree! It’s all filled out and colorful. What a fun project, don’t you think? 🙂
The last ornament is this one:
It’s an angel!
And so, the last scripture dwells on none other than our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ through the eyes of the shepherds. Let’s take a closer look, shall we? 🙂
The Shepherds Pay Homage
12And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”
Isn’t that lovely???
The more I think about it, the more I realize that my place in this whole Christmas narrative is the place of the shepherds. Think about it:
The shepherds are called out to go meet Jesus.
They find Jesus!
They go away, praising and giving glory to God.
Doesn’t this sound like our mission, as Christians?
And so for this Christmas season, I pray that this leads you to joy and a closer encounter to Christ, our Lord. And I pray that it makes you want to give thanks to God, just as it once did over 2000 years ago to some shepherds of old.
Again, Merry Christmas! And may God bless us every one.
Karina Tabone is a wife, mother of four, author, blogger, and lover of Christian artwork. She's the author of the Illustrated Rosary series, which pairs every prayer of the Rosary with beautiful religious artwork. She likes also milkshakes, sunshine, and mystery novels. Follow her on Twitter at @illustr_prayer.