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An Advent Message from Rick Hamlin: The Joys of a Crèche at Christmas

Rick shares why a nativity scene is such a treasured part of his family’s holiday season.

 

Hey my friends, it’s Christmas. Of course, you know, you have the Christmas tree, but I love having the crèche: Mary and Joseph, of course, and maybe you’ve got, you know, an animal there. Well, we do this over time. Don’t set it up all at once. First, Mary and Joseph are there and then the animals and then, not till Christmas Day do we put Jesus in the manger right there at the center. And of course, after Christmas, that’s when the Wise Men come. So they come into the picture, too. And until then, we keep them often another place and they move slowly and slowly there. So we can continue to celebrate every day of Christmas, the whole 12 days, celebrating that baby in the manger. God bless.  

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