Tuesday, December 6, 2011

song of the stars

beach baby bump
I've raved before about how much we love The Jesus Story Book Bible, so I was really excited to discover a new storybook by Sally Lloyd-Jones on the shelves. A perfect Christmas gift! So yes, I'm totally giving away Auntie Kelli's gift plan for her nieces and nephews right now, but I just couldn't help but share. Today a whole box of them landed on my doorstep and oh my, Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story is beautiful. Beautiful. 

"The animals stood around his bead.
And the whole earth and all the stars and sky held its breath...
"The One who made us has come to live with us!"
And a young mother with no place to rest, nowhere to stay
kept is as a song inside her heart..."Our Rescuer!"
(Song of the Stars by Sally Lloyd-Jones)

The words of this little story book were especially captivating after reading Christie's thoughtful words for Advent today, and I hope she doesn't mind my quoting her here-

"One day, he arrives. The silence erupts. The angels sing.
On this day, many can see what had always been there unnoticed and unheard. Songs of joy and prayers of thanksgiving are lifted to the heavens over one tiny head.
But Simeon and Anna are not surprised. They have long been listening to the sound of blood pumping and breath rising. They know that God's silence is anything but empty."

Read more here...

{Please join me each day until Christmas at There is a River with my sister, Christie Purifoy, as she shares beautiful thoughts, poetry, and prayers for Advent against a backdrop of the images you will see here. You are also invited to contribute your own photos to the Advent Flickr group. If you are not a photographer, we hope you will still join both of us there to watch as the season quietly unfolds in pictures.}


  1. Ooh, can't wait to read the book! Maybe I'll get to borrow one from my kids? :)

  2. oh exciting! we love our Auntie Kelli!

  3. Thanks for the recommendation!


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