Sunday, December 11, 2016

Nativity Stained Glass - Notre Dame de Paris - Paris, Fr

Nativity Stained Glass

The Nativity Stained Glass from the Cathedral Notre Dame in Paris is somewhat special to us because we saw it for the first time when our Daughter Elicia came to France as we were on our way home from the Lyon Mission.  The picture above was taken in June 2015.

We hope that the various Nativity scenes that you encounter this season of the year will cause you to reflect upon the birth and life of our Savior Jesus Christ.  The Nativity has always had special significance for us during the Christmas season.  We pray that you might have the Spirit of Christ with you now and always.  We know that Jesus Christ is the son of God and that He is our Savior and Redeemer.  We are extremely grateful for Him.

Coq Girouette - Church at Neufmanil, France

Coq of the Week

The above Rooster is our coq of the week and was found atop the church in the village of Neufmanil, France.  We noticed him as we visited one of our faithful members, Karine Dapremont, at her home in Neufmanil.   This guy is just beginning to understand the challenges of being an ever vigilant Coq.  It is not an easy job most of the time!  It is never ending work and at times rather dirty and disgusting.  

Like the more experienced coq in the picture below, we too need to learn to put up with all the stuff others might dish out.  This coq takes it all day long and never is heard to complain, but it does appear to wear on him a bit.  Maybe would should think of this coq before we "dump" on others.

Many of the coqs have numerous holes in them.  This guy from the village of Givet, France has one or two.... I will find a better example to share in the future.  There is hardly a coq that has been around for awhile that has not taken a few pot shots.  Kind of like us......but they just stand their ground and take it all.  Good examples for us, these coqs!  

May we stand as firm and vigilant in our faith and determination to follow the Savior as this coq stands in his place.  Then, we will get through it all no matter what comes our way.
Coq Girouette - Eglise Notre Dame - Givet, France

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