Charlie Brown, Children’s Plays, Wooden Nativities

Christmas is almost upon us…15 more days.  It is so easy for me to get caught up in the decorating, shopping, cooking, etc. that I forget the reason that I love Christmas.  It’s the part of Charlie Brown Christmas where Linus gets up on stage and simply recites Luke 2, “…and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were sore afraid…”  It’s watching a Christmas play at my mom & dad’s church, and getting teary-eyed when a small child dressed up like Mary sings “Silent Night” in a pure and simple voice.  It’s looking at the wooden nativity set my husband’s family got in Germany, marveling at what the shepherds, Mary & Joseph all felt that night gazing at Jesus’ face and wondering what amazing and great things would happen in their lifetimes.

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Christmas….Emmanuel….God with us.    Be His.  Lisa