|This is a popular photo of a lamb and lion. I wish I had my great aunt's painting to share.|
I still remember a Christmas card my grandmother received years ago from her twin-sister that was very meaningful. It had a painting that she made herself of a lion and a lamb together which is a symbol of the restoration of all things. She was a gifted artist. Inside the card she wrote how time was split because of the birth of a baby. Our history is written in the terms of B.C. (before Christ) and A.D. (Anno Domini, which means "in the year of our Lord." Each year that goes by bears this signature that Christ has come.
During this time of year there was an old movie that was popular years ago called "It's A Wonderful Life." The story taught a moral like a good story should. The lesson it gave was that one person's life has a chain reaction that influences many lives to a degree that is impossible to calculate. Taking a look at Jesus' life we can see that he influenced people to a greater degree than any other person in history. In a writing that is popular with believers and non-believers alike, James Allan Francis in 1926 wrote the following short description of Jesus' life entitled, One Solitary Life: