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Four art meditations to prepare you for Jesus’ birth—and return

This Advent, reflect with these four works of art.

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These four meditations from John Christman will stir your soul during Advent. 

First week of Advent

Ark, Alexis Rockman, 2014, oil and alkyd on wood, 44 x 56 in.



Second week of Advent

Bracero (Leviticus 19:34), Danielle Sierra, 2016, acrylic on panel, 28 x 20 in.







Third week of Advent

Appalachian Rhapsody in Blues/”He Will Come to Us Like the Spring Rains,” Grace Carol Bomer, 2015, oil and wax on panel, 48 x 48 in. 



Fourth week of Advent