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animator, illustrator, character designer, graphic designer. music producer/recording musician. co-owner of PROOST. proost.co.uk
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  1. thevikingfru says:

    Maybe I need to look up more. This is a grat one!

  2. Chris F says:

    Thanks Jon. The real Christmas message!

  3. Carole says:

    How beautiful, Jon. This touches my very inner being.

    Oddly enough, I’ve just been listening to one of Mark Yaconelli’s talks from last year’s Greenbelt. He quotes Jean Vannier: “To love is to reveal the beauty of others to themselves.” Yaconelli goes on that we do this by delighting in them and their gifts. This morning you have caused me to delight in you. Have a wonderful day!

  4. Sarah says:

    He loves you…

    I love you too.

    Sas x

  5. I have a friend who is a civil engineer – he’s involved in building public infrastructure.

    North of Sydney (here in Australia) there is a bridge over the freeway called the “Mooney Mooney Bridge” (Mooney Mooney was the Aboriginal word for the area I think).

    My friend remembers when the bridge was built. It took engineers and builders two years to build the thing. Each bridge is unique and the hard work that these engineers and builders put into the structure was amazing.

    When you’re in your car travelling along the freeway, however, you are on the bridge for less than a minute, and most of the time you’re looking out for traffic.

    In other words, the people who use the bridge are completely unaware of the amount of work that went into it.

    In a sense, I saw this as a symbol for how we treat God. God has built our world and engineering it wonderfully. His hand in creation is seen everywhere, and all the time we enjoy his goodness through the air we breathe, the food we eat, the friends we have, the computer we type comments on. Yet we rarely acknowledge God in this wonderful display of grace.

  6. jonbirch says:

    thanks for the comments.
    you are right, oso.
    i think probarbly we all need to live out of gratitude more. i certainly do. i guess gratitude should be at the root of all we do. a great theme on which to go into christmas. :-)

  7. john Q says:

    another blessing from you. thanks Jon. funny how God shows us His love from the beauty of all creation and yet somehow we seem to miss it all too frequently. thanks again for another eye opener. sometimes painful but necessary to take a closer look at ourselves.

  8. jonbirch says:

    cheers, john q. :-)

  9. Ros says:

    I need to remind myself that sometimes. (Actually 90% of the time)

  10. Sarah says:

    Happy Christmas Jon! Happy Christmas Everybody!!!

    Peace and Joy!

    Praise be to God

    Sarah x

    peace to my Brothers and Sisters in the Lord.

  11. will says:

    what she said

    Happy christmas one and all

    Love you Jon Boy

    have a great day

  12. Carole says:

    It’s Christmas. Just finished the mince pies. Antacid tablets at the ready. Happy Christmas! Hope it is a good one for you all. May you receive gifts a plenty, and not necessarily the ones that are wrapped in pretty paper!

  13. Robb says:

    What a brilliant thing to discover on Christmas morning. Thank’s Jon, it’ll help me get through the day.

    Merry Christmas!!

  14. Laura says:

    Merry Christmas everyone!!!

  15. I like this one!! So true.

    Hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas day – since it’s boxing day and will be having a 2nd Christmas day with the other section of my family, I’d better get some sleep!!!

  16. Sarah says:

    Hope you’re all continuing to have a Lovely Christmas time.

    I’m really liking marking it by the feasts of our brothers and sisters from the past – St Stephen today, and apparently it’s our bro Sylvester on Dec 31st.

    And the fantastic Epiphany on 5th Jan, drawing to a close the 12 day holiday.

    However long or short your holiday has been, hope it’s been lovely, and see you in the New Year.

    Blessings,

    Sarah x

  17. Tom C says:

    I was away for Christmas (actually back in England spending time with family – wonderful) so i missed this one. Truly beautiful and inspiring. thanks Jon

  18. jonbirch says:

    cheers, tom. glad christmas was good for you. blightey is cold but it is home. :-)

  19. elle says:

    this one made me cry… thank you, I needed the reminder.

  20. Marte says:

    This is now my desktop image. Thank you.

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