The Bluebird Café and Bookstore is a charming shop, located on Main Street in Hutchinson, Kansas. Whenever I visit my daughter we make a trip to this bookstore. As I walked through the aisles this time a colorful picture book caught my eye.
Christmas in the Barn was written by Margaret Wise Brown. My daughter and I paged through the book, enjoying the rhythm of the words. The animals came near the birth of the babe in the ancient barn.
The pictures enhanced the story told in poetic form. After the shepherds came, the bright star shining above the barn guided the wise men to the barn. The words are a lyrical version of the story recorded in the book of Luke.
So many wonderful parts to the record of Jesus’ incarnation. I like to think about the shepherd’s response.
When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us”. And they went with haste . . . Luke 2:15-16a
The shepherds saw God’s plan of salvation beginning to unfold. Now we have the Bible with the full story and the opportunity to draw near to the Savior.
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In the early years of my faith I always had this thought when reading stories of the Word. “If only I could have lived back then, been in the stable, seen the star, the shepherds, and Jesus as a baby. As my faith grew my heart turned more toward the future when I will see the one who died for me face to face. Looking back is good to get the foundation for our faith but looking forward gives us hope that this is not all there is to the story. Lovely post.
We have a blessed hope–through the scriptures we can see God’s faithfulness throughout history. Thanks for visiting, Betty. Have a wonderful week!
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