Nativity on the Front Porch
The Nativity stable, a bale of hay and a crib sit on the front porch. They have had their use. The local schools have sung their carols with youthful voices and re-enacted the Bible story with a real live baby! The church has performed its obligatory “Carols” service. And now the Xmas objects sit, waiting to be stored in the garage for another year. Hidden beyond A story, A medieval carol, Children playing angels, Joseph and Mary, with tea towels and sheets, and a stable made of scrap wood, is an eternal miracle, Of a life lived. Daily. Weekly. Constantly. Celebrating the child/man/God who lives still through those who believe. Revealing Christmas as an enduring living celebration of King and His Kingdom. Still, the stable sits waiting for the next innocent “Mary and Joseph” for next year’s pageant, and the next … until the King returns.