The Nativity

25 Dec

In downtown Kalamazoo during the Christmas season each year, you can find the Nativity. Near life-size pieces represent Mary, Joseph, the angel, wise men, shepherd, and, of course, baby Jesus. There are even sheep, a camel, and a donkey. I’m sure I’m leaving someone out, but it is not intended. There are other decorations in the park, and I appreciate that most of them stay the same from year to year.

Something else that stays the same over time is that, eventually, someone will steal the Christ Child. Other times, there will be someone’s personal blanket warming Him. I understand both of these – one in the sense that everyone should want to have the Lord with them, and the other that it’s cold in a Michigan winter, so there’s a longing to keep the child warm.

May you be warm with the babe in your heart this Christmas season.

The Manger with the Nativity Story in Bronson Park, Kalamazoo - at night.

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