During the Christmas season there is no shortage of imagery depicting the scene of Jesus’ birth. We see paintings of a sweet baby curled up in a manger, his parents lovingly gazing down at him. We see nativity sets with the shepherds and magi bowed down on their knees, the cattle and sheep looking on adoringly.
Two years ago I wouldn’t have batted an eye at these romanticized portrayals of the Christmas story.
But now, having since given birth to a baby myself, I realize these depictions are probably a far cry from the reality of that holy night. More →