It's entitled "The Good Shepherd" and was painted by Simon Dewey.
During the Christmas season we talk about hope and peace. Our friend has hope this season. Hope that she will see her daughter and granddaughter again. With that hope brings peace. That's not to say she doesn't mourn. She told us that there's a big hole in her heart. She misses them both dearly.
painting by Liz Lemon SwindleThe reason for Christmas starts with the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It doesn't end there. He suffered for our sins and died that we may live again! That knowledge gives us solace during mourning and reason to rejoice!
While we're stressing out over the preparations and activities of the holiday season, let's take a moment to give thanks for the precious babe born in Bethlehem who is our Savior, Jesus Christ.