From a human perspective, the coming of Jesus changed the course of human history. From a divine perspective, the sending of Jesus was the beginning of the fulfillment of God’s long-awaited promises, and His final answer to human pain, suffering, and all disunity, including the most profound division of all, which is death.
While on earth, Jesus preached the arrival of His kingdom and the promise of spiritual rebirth and resurrection. We see this now in partial fulfillment, and those who believe look forward to the future “uniting of all things, in heaven and on earth, in the Messiah.” The Judeo-Christian scriptures refer to this as the explicit will and plan of God (Eph 1:7-10.) This plan is in keeping with the Bible’s description of God as Life, Light, and Love.
The specificity and verifiability of biblical prophecy is unique in the world. For example the Dead Sea Scrolls confirm that the book of Isaiah was indeed written and virtually unchanged for hundreds of years before the coming of Jesus. As knowledge advances in the fields of textual criticism, archaeology, and science, the case for the reliability for the Judeo-Christian scriptures becomes better, not worse. For the honest seeker, the 21st century is a great time to be alive!
With Christmas and prophecy in mind, a couple of years ago I created a short video with the help of some friends. The video was designed to be an intro for one of my live painting performances, themed around Christmas. Last weekend I performed this piece again and realized that the video could also be viewed as a stand-alone piece, so I am putting it out on Youtube.
I hope it will be 7 minutes and 20 seconds that enriches your Christmas season. Plus my friend Linda Joy has a really cool accent.
Feel free to share this. If you would like to show it before a large group, such as a church congregation, please credit me by using my kids’ book website, if you wouldn’t mind: http://www.BigPicturePublishing.com
My newest Christmas storybook, The True Story of Christmas, is favorably reviewed in the current issue of World magazine! While this book does not parallel the video, it does tell the Christmas story in the context of the big picture. (But it doesn’t include creepy, unusual Christmas imagery like the video does. Like this…)
Okay. Now you know you have to watch the video.
Thanks for viewing!
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Writing, graphic design, and artwork by Scott Freeman
Video editing by Bree Hottinger
Voice acting by Linda Joy