December 19, 2009
My oldest son was given a sheet of black scratch paper--the kind that you scratch to reveal the colors underneath. His art teacher wanted the class to make Christmas trees, but he asked if he could make an angel. I think the result is amazing.
I love the nativity scene, especially the angel. We are accustomed to seeing folk-artsy, female angels on crafts and such, but that is not the way the Bible describes them. I think they are more like my son drew--strong, valiant, bold, and manly. I'm grateful for my boy's artistic talent, but even more than that, I'm thankful for his insight and discernment--and the fact that he can go against the flow!