Thursday, December 13, 2012

Our oldest daughter Marie is a musician and our youngest daughter Emmie is an artist.  When it comes to Christmas these two women come into their own. 

Marie makes sure the house is filled with beautiful Christmas music, both piano and guitar.  Emmie is busy all season long creating things.  For Emmie, the present isn't enough, the presentation of the package has to have the same thought and care the gift has.

I especially love one of the packages she has placed under the tree.  It is to her boyfriend.  The paper on it is hand-stamped with a stamp she created herself.  Last year her sister gave her a stamp set in which a person can create any stamp they wish.  For this paper Emmie created the stamp of a male and female reindeer, nose to nose.  She stamped this design all over the paper.

The paper bears the express image of what Emmie created on the stamp.  It does not vary from the design she put on the stamp.  Each time she pressed down with the stamp she came up with two reindeer, never two bunnies or two fish.

The Bible tells us that the Lord Jesus is the "express image" of God the Father:

"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds; Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;" (Hebrews 1:1-3).

If you have ever wanted to know what God the Father is like, just look at the Lord Jesus.  He is never not like the Father. If you see the Son, you see the Father.  To know the Father, know the Son. 

"Then answered Jesus and said unto them, 
Verily, verily, I say unto you, 
The Son can do nothing of himself, but what He seeth the Father do:
for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise." 
John 5:19

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