Monday, December 15, 2008

Journey to Bethlehem

A local church puts on this Night of Living Miracles - Journey to Bethlehem. We were not able to make it last year, and heard so many wonderful things about it, that we didn't want to miss out this year. It is for 2 weekends in Dec. It was unbelievable!! (it looks my head is on fire in the pic - Ha!)

It was so much more than just a living Nativity - it was as if you were walking through Bethlehem, with a market place, a camel, donkey, and other animals. You were even given a gold coin to pay your taxes.

Every 20 minutes was the 'program'. Angels came up on a hill and visited the shepherds. Then Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, and kings came walking through the city. A manger was set up back behind the city.

There were no words spoken, just music playing. It was very emotional. It was a great portrayal of the birth of our Savior. It was nothing like I have ever seen before. If you live close by and missed it this year, you MUST do it next year. It was a great way to be reminded of the reason for Christmas.

While we were walking through the city, Leland hugs my leg and says "Thanks for bringing me, I love it here!" What a sweetheart!

At the end of the procession, Leland wanted to talk to Mary and see baby Jesus. I told her that it was just a doll and she proceeded to tell the lady playing Mary that her baby doll was Baby Jesus in the play the night before (at our church Christmas party).


  1. The one time we tried to go to this, it was cancelled because of the weather. Looks like so much fun!

  2. We are sooo sad that we missed out on this! Now I'm even more sad Anna was sick. Maybe next year I guess.