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May We Remember The Reason We Celebrate Christmas!

From the manger to the cross our Jesus did it all for me.

Richard and I am sharing Christmas in our front yard.

All pictures © copyright 2005 and 2006 by Jean Leeper

We started with Mary and Joseph and the baby in 1991 and the shepherd and the sheep were added four years ago. The other side of the yard are new 2007 except the two little bears, added in 2006. The close up nativity pictures are from two years ago.

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But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old from ancient times. Micah 5: 2 NIV

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And his name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9: 6 NIV

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manager, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-8 NIV

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them. "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be to all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you, he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manager." Suddenly a great company of the heavenly hosts appeared with the angel, and praised god and saying.

Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

When the angles had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." So they hurried off.... Luke 2 9-16a NIV

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked. "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him." ... they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. Matthew 2: 1-2 and 9b-11 NIV

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May We Give Gifts to Others Remembering The Gift God Gave Us!

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For Unto Us A Child is Born

 

2007

Other side of our yard. It looks like they are traveling to see baby Jesus! ;-)

Are we seeking him too?

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"Follow me", the little train says.

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Momma Bear says. "We are getting behind, let's hurry"!

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"I'm coming!"

Have a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

We will be celebrating with a brand new grandbaby,

Cooper Zachery born November 26, 2007.

 

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