I have to admit that I am not a fan of many modern religious paintings. For the most part they are a little too Thomas Kinkade for me. However, I was moved by this painting of the nativity by Walter Rane entitled"Behold the Lamb of God". I studied a lot of art in college and saw hundreds of nativity scenes depicted through the ages. This is the first piece that depicts how I envision the moments after Christ was born. I find it lovely in its simplicity.
A request: My sister Abby and her husband David are trying to get to Spokane to spend Christmas with our family. It will be the first Christmas in 8 years that we will all be together. However, their flight was canceled due to weather and they were told at the earliest, they would be able to fly in on Wednesday, but maybe not until after Christmas. They decided that instead of spending Christmas in the airport, they would risk some very extreme weather and drive 500 miles to get here. Please keep them in your prayers.
12/22 Update - they made it in after driving in white-out conditions for 14 hours. Thank you for your prayers.