An Artist in a Manger


Jesus and Christmas

When I think about Christmas and the miracle of God arriving as a child, I can’t help but look up at the night sky.

This universe is massive. There are billions of galaxies, and within each one, billions of stars.

It is ever expanding, creation still being created, not a dormant thing. God formed it all, putting into motion processes and cycles-order in the chaos.

And when he inserted himself as a child into his creation, he revealed his true artistry.

Because who, other than an artist would see the importance of showing himself in his work?

It was always God’s intention to be with us, from the first moment of human’s existence to the end of all things. And when whole things became broken, He did what all skilled artists do. He joined us in the chaos.

The miracle of Christmas is that the creator of galaxies and stars and planets and oceans and land and living creatures and you and me, was so moved by love, that he became a baby in a feed trough.

Christmas is a celebration of the story of this daring act of artistry- that The Creator joined with the created and under a star-speckled sky, became God-with-us.

Published by AllisonGraber

Allison Graber is a Nashville writer and lover of Jesus. She is 14-years married to Lynn, a mix engineer with quiet ways and a loyal spirit. Her two little girls, Ellis and Adeleine, daily coax delight out of her heart. The paradigm through which she sees the world has been built brick-by-brick from her experiences with her Jesus, her love of people, through loss, curiosity, Holy words, and through the surprising joy of motherhood. She writes about these things at

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