Thursday, December 25, 2008

Good News!



Wind blew some of the straw roof off this stable on Broad Street, but that doesn't change the Good News that Christ is born.

The Nativity scene is said to have been introduced by St. Francis of Assisi back around the 13th Century as a visual way to tell the Christmas story. It's a story that changed the history of the world and has the power to change human hearts.

The Bible proclaims Christ to be God incarnate called the Son of God, "God with us," the Savior, everlasting Lord, Prince of Peace, King of Kings... long-awaited Messiah. Hallelujah for the good news!

12 comments:

Jilly said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. This is a lovely creche. I've posted one on Monte Carlo today too - totally made of straw. I hope you like it.

Curly said...

Although I have not been able to get around the City Daily Photo Blogs as much as I would have liked these past few months, especially since the last heart attack, I'd like to drop in at this time to wish you and your family the very best wishes for Christmas.

From Curly at South Shields Daily Photo.

Sally said...

Merry Ho Ho Hos to you and yours - thanks for following my musings at Sydney Daily Photo

Kate said...

A creche is SO much a part of the season! May your holiday be happy and full of joy for you and your family and friends. Cheers for 2009!

D said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Chris said...

Many, many blessings at this holiday season, Janet.

i apologize for such limited commenting lately (and for this cut-and-paste today). Life has gotten in the way.

Happy Christmas!

Chris

MaCoBra said...

Great entry, I have good memories as a child of the anual creche at my parents house. I agree with what you said. I am currently making a painting on Easter. See www.thepassionsproject.weebly.com would be interesting to hear what you think of it.

Regards from Marcel

Tanya said...

Merry Christmas! Wonderful photo and post...hope your winds have calmed!

Lynette said...

Happy holidays to you and yours from Mama, Duncan, Lamont, Leland, Kailey and me in Portland, Oregon, USA.

The Texican said...

I'm glad Selma had a nativity scene - wind aside. Traffic doesn't look that bad. Hope you have a happy and prosperous New Year. Pappy

Virginia said...

Hope you and your family had a wonderful day together.
V

dot said...

I love Nativity scenes and that's really a pretty one. Hope you had an extra special Christmas.