Monday, November 29, 2010

The day after thanksgiving...

The day after thanksgiving the boys set to work, they measured and cut, then hammered away. All afternoon they were out in the yard, until they had completed their project with care. A manger they made, in remembrance of our Savior born long ago. A manger to remind us of this special child, the young king, born in a stable. This Christmas our focus will shift from a tree with all the trimmings to the birth of this king. While every Christmas we try to keep Him the center, it's hard when our eyes are distracted with glitter. This year will be different, our eyes will be fixed, not on a tree, but on this special manger.

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. ~Luke 2:6-7