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Sunday, December 20, 2015

My Nativity Scene ( and last day to win give-away )

 Our family celebrations of Christmas are full of gift-giving, Christmas tree decorating, stockings hung on the fireplace mantle to be filled with little treats from Santa after Santa has made a special appearance in our home to talk to the grandchildren, the excitement in anticipating what will be under the tree Christmas morning, sharing Christmas dinner with family and eating all the special foods of the season....yet this is the focal point in our living room, our nativity scene.


"What child is this , who, laid to rest, on Mary's lap is sleeping ? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet , while shepherds watch are keeping ? This, this is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and angels sing; Haste, haste to bring him laud, the babe, the son of Mary."  hymn 'What child Is This ?'  ~traditional English melody set to text by William C. Dix
 
The nativity scene might be the focal point of our living room during the Christmas season , more importantly though is that Jesus, the Son of God , our Savior , is the focal point in my heart and life. I don't need a Christmas tree, Santa Claus, presents, or a nativity scene to know and celebrate Him. Jesus, the babe in the manger we celebrate at Christmas grew up and He said in Matthew 11:28~ 30 "Come to Me ,all who are weary and heavy-laden , and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you for I am gentle and humble in heart and you shall find rest for your souls, for My yoke is easy , and My load is light."
 
Do you want an opportunity to win a pair of Wee Little Sheep * ? Tonight at midnight I will have my husband draw the names of any leaving comments on my blog out of his Santa hat. Your name will be entered for every comment left on my posts ( limited to 1 comment per post ). I will post the name of the winner the 21st.
 
 

27 comments:

Mildred said...

Merry Christmas Kathy and family! I love seeing your Nativity scene and your collection of sheep. I wish you all a happy and healthy Christmas. God bless you, dear friend. xoxo
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Deb said...

Oh my goodness, Kathy, that is so beautiful. You must have had fun putting it together. Much love there. Thank you for the sheep this year (although I have yet to pick up the parcel (Tuesday)at my old address) and I so look forward to seeing them. Merry Christmas from our home to yours. Hugs, Deb

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I love your Nativity scene. I always enjoy setting mine up. Hubby made the creche about 40 + years ago.

I have been drawn closer to Jesus since losing my dear husband. I am thankful that Jesus has promised to never leave or forsake me, and that He is my strength each and every day I am blessed with.

Today is my dear husband's 68th birthday and his 3rd birthday with Jesus. I sang happy birthday to my husband earlier this morning with a smile on my face and no tears.

Have a lovely Christmas with your dear family. It sounds like fun.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Theresa said...

Beautiful! I hope you and your family have a really blessed day, BIG HUGS!

Karen said...

I love our nativity set so much I leave it up year round in our curio case as a constant reminder of God's love! Merry Christmas.

Mountain Mama said...

Your nativity scene is wonderful and such a beautiful reminder of the reason for the season! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Nancy Baskett said...

Merry Christmas we had a nativity scene like that one.nancy Baskett

Nancy Baskett said...

Merry Christmas we had a nativity scene like that one.nancy Baskett

Meghann Hollingshead said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Kathy! Your Nativity scene is beautiful! I love taking mine out every year too.

Lady Jane said...

Hi Kathy, Just popped over to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and may 2016 be a wonderful healthy year. I love your nativity scene and oh those sheep... I love my nativity set. That is the one thing that comes out every year no matter what...

ellen b. said...

That's a lovely nativity scene...

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH how I love this, Kathy! You have inspired me to do this in my corner cabinet next year! It is so beautiful and meaningful...I see a new tradition for me. Thank you for sharing!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You have the nicest nativity scene Kathy and the fact that it is continues on other shelves creates a lovely display. Especially with one of your own wooly sheep by the manger - that's a nice touch.

Karen said...

Your nativity scene is so beautiful and unique. I love the way you have it displayed.

June said...

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, and may the New Year be filled with love, joy, good health, and good food!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

The creche is my favorite part of Christmas decoration. Unfortunately, a lot of my things are packed away so I am greatly enjoying your corner cabinet scenes. Thank you, Kathy, and Merry Christmas.

Ashley said...

I would love to be entered to win your little sheep.
I love your nativity set. That cabinet is decorated very lovely. :)

Merry Christmas!
Love in Christ,
Ashley
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De said...

Amen! Merry CHRISTmas to you and yours!

Deanna said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
The Nativity Scene is lovely. It makes for a very nice Christmas.
Leaving a comment for the chance to win big. Sweet Sheep!
Sweet of you to offer the opportunity to win them. Have a great week.
D

Lorrie said...

Your Nativity set is beautiful. I'm glad I found your blog through a contact on someone else's blog. The Nativity set here is on the dining room buffet, visible from the kitchen and the living room. I love looking at it and thinking of that night, so long ago, when Christ came to earth.
Merry Christmas blessings of love, joy, hope and peace to you and yours.

Susan said...

Hello Kathy....Oh yes, your words ring true in my heart, that's for sure. Jesus is, indeed, the reason for the season. He is there for all the seasons, always.

Please put my name in the hat for the totally adorable sheep. Thanks.

Even if I don't win them, I'll be happy for the person who does.

Hope your entire Christmas week is blessed. Susan

Patricia Miller said...

Merry Christmas, Kathy. Your nativity scenes are lovely. Thank you for sharing. May your time with family be as special as the season.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Your Nativity photos are so special. I'm so glad you've shared. And thank you again for the opportunity to join in your sheeps giveaway. Many blessings back at you!

Hugs,
Brenda
xox

Lesley UK said...

I hope you and your family (including those with 4 legs) will have a wonderful Christmas. Please say a prayer for all the sheep farmers, hit by the terrible floods we've had here in the UK. Blessings

Connie said...

Your nativity scene is beautiful!

Debbie said...

I love the way you have arranged your nativity. God's announcement on that night was not to kings, but to the poorest of people, the shepherds. I arrange mine like yours, but not as big. We cannot portray the host of angels that filled the sky that night, but we can surely imagine why they were 'sore afraid'. What a sight that must have been.
We are praising God for His goodness to us all, and praying for our dear son in law who is deployed during this season. Just read that 6 families will soon receive the sad news that their loved ones were lost today in Afghanistan. No names yet. Thankful that we have a Shepherd who cares so very deeply for his sheep. Immanuel. God with us.
Merry Christmas Kathy and James

Deborah Montgomery said...

Amen!

Blessings to you and your family now at Christmas and in the New Year.

Xo, Deborah