Saturday, October 09, 2010

Emerging Star

This is the star just starting to change the sky before the birth of Christ.


As shadows cast by cloud and sun
Flit o'er the summer grass,
So, in thy sight, Almighty One,
Earth's generations pass.
And while the years, an endless host,
Come pressing swiftly on,
The brightest names that earth can boast
Just glisten and are gone.
Yet doth the Star of Bethlehem shed
A lustre pure and sweet,
And still it leads, as once it led,
To the Messiah's feet.
O Father, may that holy star
Grow every year more bright,
And send its glorious beams afar
To fill the world with light.

William Cullen Bryant 1875

Advent Starry Night 5

This is another 'visitation' of the theme of the Advent Star. I have an Advent Art Show at Monroe Community Church in December and wanted to show a couple of takes on this topic. According to a meditation I read, this is the first invitation to the wider world to enter into God's salvation plan.

To see the rest of the Advent Starry Night series, you can type 'Advent Starry Night " into the search bar at the upper left corner of the home page. And, yes, they are most definitely also an homage to Vincent vanGogh!