perhaps the most well-known christian symbol is the manger scene.
Manger scene: do you notice Mary, Joseph & the shepherds are all looking the same direction?
Joseph in his mind probably flashed back to when the angel visited him in his dream-told him to name this “babe” Jesus. hmmm…. the role of a “stepfather” to the Son of God? this baby is going to take away Sin?
Mary: Gabriel had said to her “this baby would be called the Son of the Most High”; I wonder
when I am suppose to know when he is to become King? reign for ever…..no one can live for ever?
the shepherds: this little infant is “The Christ” , shouldnt the Lord be born in a palace? how is this
child going to bring “peace” to THIS earth?
Where would I: stand at the “manger”, how close to the manger would I dare stand-knowing who
this child is? what about the smell…shouldnt this child of had at least a clean environment? to
meet this child’s parents-what an honor it would be! laying in a feeding trough-is the reason why
I am forgiven today; would I talk to the shepherds? pondering what my eyes have just seen….
twas truly a
“silent-night” in the midst of darkness. I think I would have shed tears the entire time
of knowing a child would be the Savior of the world, yet laying in such a dirty, musty piece of