See something missing from the above manger scene? Not even a child would have to look long to realize that the One missing is the reason for the Christmas season...the Christ Child. (What perfect timing. Anna just walked in, saw the picture and asked what it was from. I asked her to look and see if she saw anything missing. Her answer in less than 5 seconds? "Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus." She then wanted to know why they were missing. That's what I'd like to know.) Yes, that's right. You are looking at a picture of a nativity scene in St. Albans, WV, complete with camels, shepherds, ummm....are those donkeys?, a star and yes, even a stable. But wait......just why are these people and animals gathered around this stable? What exactly did they come to see?.....an empty stable???? That is what this photo seems to say.
I am sure some of you have heard about this news story. What is this world coming to? People all around are so quick to put up their Satan.....errr.....I mean Santa Claus, reindeer, elves, etc., etc.....and yet when it comes to the real reason for celebrating this season.......well.......to mention JESUS might offend someone. To leave CHRIST in Christmas may make someone feel uncomfortable......let's take it out and just say "Merry Xmas". There, that's better. There's just something about the name CHRIST.........
Sad to say, many parents today are teaching their kids that Christmas is all about Santa Claus and everything that goes with him. The puzzling thing to me is why these parents cannot see how Santa Claus has totally replaced Jesus at a special time we set aside to celebrate His birthday. Below, you will find the news article about the above picture. Let's remember what the true meaning of Christmas is this year.
International Herald Tribune
Thankfully, there are still enough people out there that let their voices be heard.....as far away as Korea. Below you can read an update on the story.
Charleston Daily Mail
~Joshua and Rachel (Momma)~