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Merry Christmas 2019: Nostalgia and Painting and Music

Dec 25, 2019

I love “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Okay, it’s nostalgia from my childhood. (My kids have nostalgic memories of hating it. Whatever.)

The scene in which Linus recites the account of shepherds keeping watch over their flocks and angels coming suddenly upon them… it just… grounds me somehow.

When I get caught up “in the thick of thin things” it brings my focus back to the center of not only Christmas, but of everything:

“For unto you is born this day in the City of David a saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”

Luke 2:11

So for this year’s Christmas card, we have my artist friend Natasha Nashadka painting angels coming to the shepherds near the City of David.

Sorta.

Natasha always sees things I don’t, and it’s very cool. In her whimsical interpretation, she wondered what the angels were doing as they waited for night to fall and the Christ Child to be born. Hence the title, “Awaiting Their Call.”

I was charmed by both the idea and the execution, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Merry Christmas!

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City of David (Solo or SATB)

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