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The Shock of the Nativity Scene

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God's vulnerability

The manger scene is a startling image of the vulnerability of God who became an infant.

This season we contemplate the nativity scene and the image of Mary holding the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords in her arms as a tiny, vulnerable infant.

We should be shocked at the extent of His humility when He came to live among as us a man, beginning His time on earth as a baby in a barn, surrounded by animals. Mary, as the mother of God, revealed a mother's love as she nursed and cared for Jesus. He was completely dependent on this girl to meet all of His needs. Actually He willingly placed His life in the hands of a thirteen to fifteen-year old kid. Perhaps Jesus's trust was based on the powerful love that God has placed in every mother's heart for her baby.

I am reminded of a quote.

"The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother."- St Therese of Liseux

This Christmas, look at every mother with new eyes and let her remind you of the nativity scene and the One who entrusted His life to the loving care of a teen mum.



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My husband and I raised 9 children on a hobby farm and discovered fulfilment and joy.The very existence of a joyful mother of nine children seems to confound people. My writing is humourous and heart warming/ thoughtful and thought provoking with a strong current of spirituality running through it.
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By HomeRearedChef on December 13, 2012 at 12:36 am

Oh, Melanie, this is such a beautiful and woderful tribute to our Risen Lord. Just awesome!

I am reminded of one of my most favorite songs (sung by many artists): "Mary Did You Know" The song gives me goosebumps.

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By melanie jean juneau on December 13, 2012 at 08:16 am

Thank-you Virginia :) I love that song as well<3

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By Barbara MacDonald on December 13, 2012 at 02:59 pm

Beautiful...:-)

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By HomeRearedChef on December 13, 2012 at 03:20 pm

Melanie, I wonder if you've heard the version, "Mary Did You Know" by Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd? It is well done!

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By melanie jean juneau on December 13, 2012 at 03:30 pm

I don'y think so; I'll get Michael to download it

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