O Little Town Of Bethlehem

by sandihester

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.  Luke 2:4

But you, Bethlehem, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come from me One who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.  Micah 5:2

I had an idea to paint my own Christmas cards this year.  I knew exactly what I wanted to paint for our cards – the little town of Bethlehem with the stars shining above it.  I’m not sure what compelled me to do this, because I never send out Christmas cards.  I’m just not the Christmas card sending type.  It falls under administrative duties and I don’t have the gift of administration.  In fact administrative stuff really stress me out – I would make a horrible secretary!  I painted the Christmas cards and then, because I don’t send Christmas cards, I just stashed the little paintings aside.  A few of my friends were looking through my paintings and they all loved these little paintings of Bethlehem, so I thought I would share them in my blog for some holiday posts.  I guess you could kind of consider this a blog Christmas card – does that count???  If it does then I can say for once I sent out Christmas cards :).  Let’s consider it official – here’s my Christmas card to you: “Merry Christmas from Grady and Sandi”! 

I made two pictures of the little town of Bethlehem.  I’ll post one now and one later in the month.  Hmmm, that means you’ll be getting TWO Christmas cards from me – wow, I’m outdoing myself this year :).  Oh yea, I’m not sure if you can see it or not, but the name of Jesus is in the stars.