Friday, December 23, 2011

back to bethlehem

My favorite tradition.
Going back to Bethlehem.
I mentioned, it is what inspired my Come Let Us Adore Him print.
For 25 years a local church has hosted this virtual experience of 
going Back to Bethlehem.
But this year, they announced will be the last.
When we pulled up two nights ago.
The lines were longer than I'd ever seen.
All to see the newborn King.
My husband looked at me and I could tell he was leery about the long lines.
If I had said ok, we would have turned around and done something else.
But we didn't.
We stuck it out
and I'm so glad we did.
Because Christ is worth it.
And that wait in the cold,
that was nothing in comparison to what He has done for us.

And the memories this experience will leave for our children, they are priceless.

"On coming to the house they saw the child with his mother Mary, 
and they bowed down and worshipped him." 
Matthew 2:11

1 comment:

Mama to AWE said...

isn't that awesome to experience with your kids?! Abby and I actually volunteered to be in one here last year, called Bethlehem Marketplace. it's so much work, they only do it every 3 years. But we got to be in character several times for a couple of hours as grocers and then jewelry makers. And they always want to go through it again and she can't wait til it returns. These are the memories you can't even impress through a storybook!

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