What a fabulous blog post and Christmas challenge from one of my El Salvador trip friends, April Rogers over at Reflecting Light.

Taking Baby Jesus Out of the Manger by April Rodgers

Christmastime is here! One by one the boxes come out of the attic and treasures from years past are rediscovered.  A handmade ornament here.  A special candy dish there.  A picture of your child screaming while sitting on Santa-from-the-Mall’s lap. Oh, the memories.One thing that our family likes to collect is nativities.  We have several from around the world: Peru, Israel, and I even brought back one from El Salvador this year.  We have full sets from Willow Tree and Fontanini.  We have big ones and small ones.  Like I said, it’s our thing.

As I carefully unwrapped one manger scene to display, I was thinking of the sweet baby Jesus asleep on the hay and what an amazing gift it is that heaven came down to create this scene.  Everything is so serene, so tender and mild.

But I wonder, how content are we to let Jesus stay in the manger?  

You can read the rest of April’s post and Christmas challenge here -> Taking Baby Jesus Out of the Manger | April Rodgers

I am also planning to join April in her in her Christmas challenge to take baby Jesus out of the manger this Christmas and make Him Lord of my life.  I hope you will join in too. What a great way to celebrate the gift of our savior this Christmas season!

Thanks for reading!

Terri Siebert

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4 thoughts on “Taking Baby Jesus Out of the Manger | April Rodgers

  1. Thank you for a great post very nice, I am so trying to get into the Christmas spirit it’s hard this year.. Last year I was so getting happy looking forward to Christmas. Maybe it will grow as the month gets closer. Your post reminds me to lift myself.

    • I hope you are able to get more in the Christmas spirit by now, I am sure with your pain it is hard to do. I I saw on your blog you now have a surgery date, hoping that helps. Thank you for coming by and for reading.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this post! I really want to include the whole purpose of Jesus’ coming with my kids this advent and we are planning on reading parts of the end of Jesus’ life on earth this month along with His birth. This post was a great reminder.

    • Thank you Hannah, so glad you were like it. I am so glad April wrote this because like you just said it was a great reminder of the purpose of Jesus coming!

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