Thursday, December 6, 2012

Creches From Around the World

". . . the imagery of nativity scenes is not sufficient to explain the Christmas message.  Yes, God came into the feeding trough of an animal.  But it was not only as a baby that he lay there.  This child was the same man who was crucified on Golgotha, and who rose again.  Within the manger lies the cross - and the hope of redemption and resurrection." -- the editors of Watch for the Light - Readings for Advent and Christmas

(The photos are of a private collection of fascinating creches from different countries and cultures.  My mom and I viewed them one afternoon in a church during a Christmas bazaar that they held.)

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