Friday, December 19, 2008

Tidings of Great Joy

"Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
Luke 2:11
(Pear Tree Primitives © 2008)

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:14

I was asked to paint a scene of the shepherds, lambs, and baby Jesus with the star for the children's Christmas Eve service next week at our church. (Although, the wise men followed the star and the shepherds heard the good news from the angel, I suppose it doesn't matter, they all arrived eventually!)
Last year, the adult choir sang for the Christmas Eve service, and my husband (the choir director), asked me to paint a portrait of Mary and Baby Jesus. So, this year I was honored that the Children's director asked me to paint a scene for their program. It is very simple and "child-like", fitting for the theme and the presenters of the program.

From my family to yours...
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas~


Doreen said...

Suzanne, It's wonderful. I absolutely love it. It's very peaceful and calming.

Blessings to you and yours at this most joyous time.


Julie said...

Hi Suzanne, It is wonderful. I bet it will look wonderful in the childrens program. Thank you for sharing it with us. Wishing you and your family A Very Merry Christmas, Julie

Christine LeFever said...

Very sweet!

Christine ~ Zwee!!!!!!!!

Heather said...

a lovely and sweet painting. Happy holidays to you and your family!~

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Hi Suzanne, as with everything you do, it's just beautiful and perfect for the children's program!

Just dropped by to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!



Ruth Welter said...

Ow Suzanne, I love, love, love this painting. You just did a beautiful job on it.

All the best for a wonderful holiday my friend.


Rachael Kinnison said...

xoxoxo rachael

PAT said...

Suzanne, it's beautiful!

Merry Christmas!

Cookie said...

Just stopped by to wish you a wonderful and joy-filled holiday.
Merry Christmas with much love to a very special friend ♥

Jacquelynne said...

It is perfect... Hope you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

Gathering Hope said...

It is just beautiful...speaks to me.
May this year bring you much Joy & Peace-

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Hope you enjoyed a blessed Christmas. And Happy New Year!!