Jesus came in the dead of winter like a rose in the snow

Bonnie T.  Barry

Sunset, United States

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Today in southern Louisiana, we experienced a “Christmas miracle” as one lovely RedBubble lady, Sande Elkins, put it—for the first time in 20 years, it snowed here, and our semi-tropical home looked kind of like the North Pole for a few hours. Then, by mid afternoon, Louisiana, as we know it emerged once again with blue sunny skies and bright green grass as though Old Man Winter had not even made a hint of his presence. As I was frolicking in the snow during the short duration it lasted, I came upon my blooming rose bushes, laden with snow and bent close to the ground, and I was struck by the sight of a single flower in the snow. The sight of it reminded me of the Christ Child, how he came in the dead of winter like a fresh bright blossom, like a rose in the snow. My inspiration for this thought came from the lyrics of a song which says, “So many years ago, in Bethlehem, a Baby came like a violet in the snow.” This image is my version of that song. A blessed Christmas to all. May the Christ Child fill you with the fragrance of His love.

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