The promise has rung, especially in these last days of Advent, throughout concert hall and shopping mall and country Church and city Cathedral:
FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN.
Moreover, these words continue to celebrate the experiences in our own families, as children are born. And it is through the eyes of children that we are often brought closer to the true meaning and hope of Christmas.
There is a little book called “Underside of Heaven” in which the author describes a Nativity Scene one of his daughters drew when she was seven-years-old. “I’m sure the Good Lord Himself smiled as He looked down upon it,” said the author:
Above the stable shines an erratic Star of Bethlehem, and to one side an angel wearing a halo hovers happily on butterfly wings.
On the other side is the little donkey that carried Mary on her long journey. It too has a halo on its head.
The camel has…
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