Thursday, December 17, 2015

Outdoor Manger Scene in a "Cave"

That night, so long ago, was still and cold but clear.

Stars sparkled like diamonds in the pitch black sky.

One star shone down like a beacon in the night. 

It illuminated the desert where kings rode camels.

They looked for a newborn baby, said to be the Son of God.

Then, they found the newborn baby in a manger.  The steamy breath from nearby animals felt warm upon the precious child.

This year, 2015, to commemorate that miraculous night of Christ's birth, hubs made a manger scene for the front yard. 

He designed it to resemble a cave!

 A spotlight strategically placed nearby illuminates the whole humble scene.

It is a perfect reminder of the real reason for Christmas.



Linda O'Connell said...

Oh Susan, what a beautiful scene to treasure and remind everyone of the true meaning of the holidays.

Sandi said...

Love this. That nativity looks very similar to the one we had when I was a kid, though not in a cave. I like that, though. Puts an earthy sense to it all.

We didn't put ours out this year, but instead filled the mantle with bagpiping Santas. So I just have the one in my heart :) which is there all year long.

diane.stetson said...

I have four manger scenes but they are all indoors. I just put three up this year. I'm trying to cut down on stuff. I've never had one outside as I do not have a husband to put one up for me..ha ha ha. Lovely Susan.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, Susan, the manger scene is beautiful and so special. What a lovely job your husband did. A light to the world :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan, I am visiting from Stephanie's blog. I'm your newest follower. :-)

Your manger scene is lovely. We don't have one yet anyway. We just moved into our home a few months ago.

Have a lovely evening.

Susan said...

Welcome to Gina, this blog's newest Follower. So happy you decided to follow, Gina. You will always be welcome! Hugs to all reading this. Susan

Unknown said...

Hello from Spain: it is necessary to remember the meaning of Christmas with the birth of Jesus. I have a manger in my living room .. We keep in touch

Chatty Crone said...

I think I remember your hubs making that last year. And yes we do have the Nativity scene up!

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