The Christmas Story in Text and Image

Starting tomorrow and going through the 26th, I’m going to post daily selections from Luke’s Gospel account of Jesus’s conception and birth, along with a piece of modern religious art for each passage. My hope is that as you read the story in small portions, you will take time to meditate on the sweetness, the awesomeness, of each detail, and that seeing the story unfold in color and form will stimulate your heart and mind as you commune with God this Christmas and lead you more deeply into the truth of the incarnation.

The reading plan is as follows:

December 19: Luke 1:26-31: The Annunciation
December 20: Luke 1:39-45: The Visitation
December 21: Luke 1:46-56: The Magnificat
December 22: Luke 2:1-5: The Journey to Bethlehem
December 23: Luke 2:6-7: The Nativity
December 24: Luke 2:8-14: The Annunciation to the Shepherds
December 25: Luke 2:15-18: The Adoration of the Shepherds
December 26: Luke 2:19: After the Shepherds’ Visit . . .

The passages will be taken from the English Standard Version (ESV) of scripture.

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