Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christmas week in Georgia

Westview Baptist Church...... We went to a Christmas Cantata..... The music was lovely and homilies were full of the Christmas Spirit.
Next we attended the Shirley Hills Baptist Church in Warner Robins. They had a grand program called "A Walk Through Bethlehem". This was only open on the 19 and 20 of December from 3-10pm. We entered the town of Bethlehem in groups of about 15. We were given a tour guide who was there to help us find lodging.
I really wish my pictures had turned out better but I was told that there was no flash photography in these days.
Anyway....... as we entered Bethlehem we each had to pay taxes (they gave us coins). They had chickens running loose, a camel, and many merchants who sold all kinds of items, such as..... bread, candles, pottery, silk, a carpenter and a basket weaver, to mention some. So you really got immersed into the sounds, smells and sights that was Bethlehem the night Jesus was born. The walls, the ground and each merchant looked real. The tour guide would ask each merchant if they knew a place for us to stay but the answer was always the same "No room in the Inn."

Eventually, we came across some sheperds and while talking with them an Angel appeared and announced.................
"Christ is born in Bethlehem......Glory to the new born King"
We followed the sheperds and were led to where the baby laid in the manger. Let me tell you ..... this was so well done. We then were led to hot coffee or hot chocolate and cookies. I am sure our God is well pleased with everyone who was apart of this program.

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