Follow Up From Adult Forum, 1-4-08

The Adoration of the Magi by Rubens, 1617-18
The Adoration of the Magi by Rubens, 1617-18

Peter Paul Rubens 1577 – 1640

The Adoration of the Magi 1617-1618

oil on canvas (245 × 325 cm)
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon

Note the beautiful symbolism of the child blessing the man.

Finally, also by request, I am posting the poem I recited, by Gerhard Frost.

If I am asked
what are my grounds for hope,
this is my answer:

Light is lord over darkness,
truth is lord over falsehood,
life is lord over death.

Of all the facts I daily live with,
there’s none more comforting
than this: If I have two rooms,
one dark, the other light,
and I open the door between them,
the dark room becomes lighter
without the light one
becoming darker.

I know this no headline,
but it’s a marvelous footnote;
and God comforts me in that.

In the Glow of Epiphany,
pastor hh

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