Back in 2007 my church in England had an exhibition of Christmas cribs. People were invited to bring in their cribs for display and a small entry fee was charged for the pleasure of looking at them. They were gorgeous and many of them told wonderful tales of family history.
I have become accustomed to showing them again each year because they are so pretty. Do please click on the pictures and read the words.
I know that many of us are struggling with the question 'where was God last week when all those beautiful children and their teachers were shot' and there is no answer really: but we must have hope. Without hope we have nothing. We must have hope that the world will become a better place and where better to start than with a new life - a new baby born to save mankind from themselves.
I have to believe that most people are good people.
Please take a few minutes to look at these lovely scenes and try to find some hope in them.
Do you have your own crib? If not, why not get one? make one? During the Christmas period, when we are all so fixed on over-eating and indulging ourselves, why not have a focal point in your room, which when you gaze at it, gives you HOPE.
I want to wish all my readers a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
May your God go with you wherever you wander.