Posted by: LifeCoach | December 31, 2008

First Nativity! “on them has light shined”

The Youth Group took a trip to “Our Lady of the Snows” & saw their First Nativity, Petting Zoo, & Christmas displays…

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Shainy, Jacob, & I had a hard time pulling them out of the kids craft room where they were all making button-pins!

Personally, I liked the animals & music the best. But the buttons were pretty great too!

I think it was important for the kids to see the Nativity scene. We read all the Bible verses & explained everything. It’s kind of strange, this whole story if you’ve never really heard it before. This was their first Xmas & I think it was beginning to make sense. At the end of Our Lady of the Snows, is the Nativity scene. I think they were finally like, “OH, THAT’S WHAT YOU’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT.”

I thought about God bringing everything into harmony… The animals- the sheep, any animals that were at the manger & with Mary & Joseph, & the humble shepherds, the Angels, their music, nature- the star, politics- the census, the poor, the wise-men, All TOGETHER. All to worship the Messiah, who had come in the most unlikely of places. But God ordained it all.

Now God has brought our church & these youth together with us…The most unlikely of people together here in St. Louis to worship God.

2 The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shined.

6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

ISAIAH 9: 2 & 6

Let me know if you’d like to help! Immediate Needs: School Uniforms, 50 Prayer Partners, 4 Youth Leaders, Gas Cards, Monetary Donations, & Salary for a Youth Minister.

published on https://adventurerevolution.wordpress.com by Jenny Fox Shain

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