Monday, December 30, 2013

The Days After Jesus Was Born - (Michael Toppelius)

"I love how happy the shepherds look in this painting by Michael Toppelius. Michael was from the country of Finland. He was a church painter. 
Tell me, children, do you think  shepherds came and saw Jesus in his manger during the days after his birth?" Grandma asked Pete and Lucy.

Image courtesy: Wikipedia
In Kempele Old Church in Kempele, Finland

Lucy thought a moment about that. "Hmm...the Bible doesn't say exactly, Grandma. But I think many people must have gone to see Jesus during the days after he was born." Lucy said. She loved Bible mysteries like this.

"Yeah, I think so too!" Pete said. "After all the shepherds, 'spread the word,' concerning Jesus!"