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Reflection on the Humble Nativity


Written by Laura Metzger

For as long as I can remember, I have had the same nativity scene on my Christmas tree. It was on my parent’s tree for as far back as I can remember, and it has had a special place on our family tree since we were married.  It’s a humble nativity from the 1950s…made of cardboard, with pretty, ceramic figures adoring the Christ child, and with glitter adorning the roof. If positioned just right, a light will shine through the star at the front of the stable. I remember a few of the ornaments that were traditions in our family – a small string of gold paper stars my grandmother made, some ornaments some crafty friends of my mother’s handmade (and are still on my tree today), some pretty glass ornaments I remember always being told to be careful with when we were decorating the tree, a few decorations I received as a child, and this nativity scene. Today the nativity is always put front and center, on our tree. It brings back so many memories of Christmases past, and hope for Christmases to come. It reflects what Christmas is about – God with us in a world where we desperately need him! 

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 24:1-10

MUSIC VIDEO: Away in a Manger

Performed by Paul Wickham

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