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Rescued With Love

Dogs. Cats. Vintage cars. You name it, someone is looking to bring it home and care for it.

Broken and discarded nativity figures are my favorite rescue. The angel with a broken wing. The camel without a nose. The shepherd that has lost his staff. They turn up at yard sales, thrift shops and church bazaars, abandoned because they are no longer perfect or wanted. I bring them home and place them in my nativity scene to be a part of my Christmas celebration.

Why would I want nine kings in my nativity? To remind me that everyone, even the most broken, are welcome to come and worship Christ. We are never too lost or damaged. He will never turn us away or toss us aside. He came to earth to rescue us! With mercy and love, He will mend our shattered lives if only we will let Him.

“For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”      John 3:17

Christmas Wonder

A bowl of antique ornaments graces the center of my dining room table. So many happy memories are captured in the less than perfect balls and bells that hung on the Christmas trees of my childhood.

One of those memories is of the crèche on the table in the living room. Not a show piece, the nativity withstood the handling of five children. My brothers and sisters and I were constantly moving the sheep, cow, and donkey in and out of the tiny wooden shelter Daddy built.

Only as an adult have I fully understood the wonder of Jesus birth. The Creator of all things stepped into His own creation. He chose to be born as a baby and grow to adulthood surrounded by the creatures He gifted with the breath of life. He became one of us so that we might become one with Him.

Wishing you Peace and Joy and a child-like, wide-eyed Wonder as this Christmas season unfolds.

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