Our granddaughter came over today to have a sleepover with us! She will be spending a couple days here, then going home Christmas eve afternoon. Surely this has to be one of the best Christmas gifts we will recieve. And we wasted no time in making the most of it. We did crafts, built things, watched Christmas shows, went out for dinner with pink peppermint ice cream for dessert, and went to the festival of lights. We also did this one other thing. The moon was beautiful tonight, and it led us to a nearby city, where the star led us to this manger with a newborn baby. The wise men, shepherds, and all the others were real people, it was a living nativity. If Anne Marie looks a bit uncomfortable in this picture with me, that is because it was cold!! And she did not want to stop even momentarily for a picture. But I wanted our images preserved under the star on this cold night before Christmas eve. As the moon guided us home, she talked very excidedly about our day. She fell asleep as soon as her head hit the pillow. So I feel that we had our own little miracle tonight. Two geezers actually wore out a four year old.
"After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him." Matthew 2:9,11