Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Nativity

Like many of you, we have slowly been getting our house and yard decorated for Christmas. Many years ago my husband's grandfather, who we called Papa K, built a beautiful and very simple nativity scene for our yard. Papa K's hands were worn and strong and talented. He, a carpenter by avocation, carefully crafted many gifts for us over the years. There is no question that these three, Mary, Joseph, and the Jesus manger, are probably the most dear to us. We spotlight them out front this time each year.

Here in South Carolina, we tend to have fairly mild weather. The last few days have been the exceptions. Wind gusts strong enough to take two wreaths right off my windows. Blasts of cold have strewn anything not bolted down all over the yard. So, Tuesday at work, I had a call from my neighbor and she asked, "did you know your Joseph has tumbled over?" "No" I replied, "I didn't", but I wasn't surprised after the winds we had experienced that morning. That afternoon when my son arrived home from school, he ran inside. He voiced what my neighbor had called about earlier, "Joseph is on the ground". Again. But then he added, "Mom,it looks like he is worshiping the Lord." I went outside to look for myself and found that Chad was right. The wooden Joseph's face and body fell prostrate at the foot of the manger.

Sometimes there are no words that can adequately express our adoration and worship. Sometimes we just need to fall prostrate at the feet of our Lord.
Praise Him this Christmas season! Praise His Name forever!

Matthew 2:11 "On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. ..."

9 comments:

Angie said...

Great observation on the part of your son and excellent word picture that you gave. I can see it in my mind's eye.

Praise Him! Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace, Everlasting Father, and our soon coming King!

Kim S in SC said...

Angie: I'm praising Him with you this morning!

Mike said...

Amen! Fall prostrate....
Thanks for visiting my blog. It's nice to come across yours. God bless!

This I Do...

A Woman Who is: said...

Lovely story. Thanks for stopping by. I have thought of having both, a small real tree, and a larger fake.

Mulled Vine said...

What a lovely picture. It shames me because though I claim to love the Lord I am too conscious of the opinions of men to follow my instincts and fall prostrate before Him as He deserves.

Gardener Greg said...

I am asking for strength today. I have a difficult task to do. Grat post.

Kim S in SC said...

Mike: Thanks for visiting! God is Good...all the time!

A Woman who Is: Thank you for visiting! I know your tree looks lovely!
Gardener Greg: Praying for His strength for you friend.

Mulled Vine: Oh how often I have "fallen short" instead of "fallen down" before Him... but I am so thankful that His mercies are new every morning! Praise Him!

Heather said...

This was an excellent reminder to me. Thank you for sharing.

Kim S in SC said...

Heather: When I want to smile, I go to your blog and take a peek at your sweet son and his smile that lights up the room! Praying that he is continuing to grow stronger! Have a wonderful week! come back soon! Praise Him!

"Weighting" on the Lord

Let this be a place of encouragement for you in your own walk!