Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

Usually this nativity is the first decoration that I put up. Why? Well, it only takes a minute to put up. But more important, it symbolizes to me what Christmas is all about. And it has a memory attached to it - I purchased it in the real Bethlehem. So I think of that trip to Israel way back in the 80's. I still remember the olive wood store where I purchased it - filled with everything you could imagine made out of olive wood. I remember Manger Square and ducking through the tiny door to get into the church of the Nativity. So it serves as a special reminder to me - of both that trip and of my faith.

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