JOY! He is here! And there was not only earthly rejoicing but heavenly!
I found this lovely little wood sculpture in the Otavalo Indian market located about two hours outside of Quito, Ecuador, where we lived. In a market square teeming with people and jammed with weavings, watercolor artwork, wood carvings, jade bookends and all other sorts of artisanal things, this was the only one like this. I was immediately taken with it. To me, it expresses irresistible excitement at what has just happened. As you look at it, I hope you find that feeling too.
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior,
who is the Messiah, the Lord.