But the angel said to them…., “To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:10, 11-12)
|Ilya Repin’s “Nativity”|
|Paul Gauguin’s “Baby”|
|Piero della Francesca’s “Nativity”|
|John Singleton Copley’s “The Nativity”|
This sermon was preached on Christmas Eve at Christ Church in St. Joseph, Louisiana and St. Mark’s Cathedral, Shreveport.