Wednesday’s Word to the Wise: Happy Birthday, Word of God!

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14).

Thank you, Jesus, for being “the light that shines in the darkness” John 1:5). Help us to understand!

Sophie and Timley (in my upcoming children’s novel, Bon Voyage, Sophie Topfeather) are encouraged to keep going on their journey in the Holy Land when they hear the words to this old Swedish carol about the star that lit the wise men’s way. May they encourage you, too!

I think of that star of long ago, that lighted the wanderers’ path below; in faith I look up, and o’er me I see That star in its beauty–still shining for me.

O star that once shone over Bethlehem! Thy beams yet to mortals great joy proclaim; The Lord to adore, I hasten with thee, O star in thy beauty–still shining for me.

(I Think of that Star of Long Ago, by A. L. Skoog, 1856-1934)

Merry Christmas!

About Sonja Anderson

I write novels and picture books for children, and occasionally an article or short story for adults, too. I grew up in Ohio, and I have lived in Chicago, Connecticut, Boston, Tokyo, and Seattle. The beautiful Pacific Northwest inspires me every day.
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