Friday, December 10, 2021

Road Trip to Bethlehem

 

Christmas is on a countdown and children in places around the world know the numbers.   When our progeny were young, that meant bathrobes, aluminum foil stars, white sheets on angels, and parents in the audience. There were no cell phones, no heavy duty cameras, just parents in folding chairs watching their children sing carols and shuffle along.

 
 
Rough times, for sure. Could we do what Mary did? How could we do anything like this? Unless God tapped on our shoulders and told us what to do, magnificence would be happening on that one single night? 
 
One single night changed the world.
 
 
This a re-post from  2015, I think. Explains  Bethlehem in a way one does not normally see.

20 comments:

  1. I prefer EASY Questions.... ;-)
    Always a good visit, BUT here we have a terrible signal today. We are living the PRESENT, that is for sure... gotta comment when the signal shows up.
    Sherry & jack.
    From NC Sherry & jack fighting for a signal...

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  2. Oh, the aluminum foil stars and robes. I remember them well. Good days.

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    1. One year the music teacher brought in tinsel garland for us angels. Not a good memory.

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  3. I'd have to agree that that is a hard question! I can only hope that God prepares me before He asks things on that level of me. After all, He has with the little things...

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  4. Kids understand things we grown-uos have forgotten how to understand.

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    1. Children have such a clear view of things that confuse us.

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  5. Knowing what I know now, there's no way I could do what Mary did. But things were different back then and probably lots of women had babies in stables and other places that weren't home or hospital.
    The kids were funny :)

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    1. I wonder where those children are. They are probably 10 years older.
      People in their 90s and 100s know people in home birth. My grandmothers may have been that generation.

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  6. Funny video. Funnier adult interpretation.

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  7. We should be for ever grateful to Mary and Joseph for trusting God and saying "Yes".

    God bless, Susan.

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    1. Yes. They faced some social scandal in Nazareth.

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  8. It's always profoundly eye-opening to me to see that the people God chose to do his work...were people. They were like you, and like me. They struggled and He was the one who got them through. I'm guessing Bethlehem is one of those situations. ;) The video is super cute.

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    1. Looking through history, certain simple people stepped up and changed history. Lincoln, US Grant, Eisenhower, ML King Jr. and Washington are just a few game changers.

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  9. ... I too remember those days.

    All the best Jan

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!