This blog is mostly about images. A photo captures a moment in time and lets us slow down long enough to see the rich texture of the life all around us. It's mostly for my own amusement, but if you stumbled here somehow, please enjoy.

Sunday, December 25, 2016


(From mural in a Bethlehem chapel)
"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us." (Matt. 1:23)

With us. Not a high priest afar off who can't be touched. In the flesh. Fully man yet fully God. 

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail th’incarnate Deity,
Pleased with us in flesh to dwell,
Jesus our Emmanuel.

Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die.
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
(From "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" by Charles Wesley)

"But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart." (Luke 2:19)

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