A Year Round Reminder

By: Amy McKee

Posted: December 11, 2015

Category: Daily Devotional

Amy McKee’s primitive nativity set is on display throughout the year.

Amy writes: “About two years ago for Christmas, my mom gave me the “Glory to God” primitive Nativity Set from Prim Shack, locally made here in Winter Haven. It’s made entirely out of wood, cloth, and straw. It’s very rustic looking and because it doesn’t pack away easily, I keep it out year round in my dining room. The characters are “set” in a box, with the words Glory to God written on the outside. What a wonderful reminder to see throughout the year. Another neat feature is that it has a “plug in candle” as part of the nativity which helps to brighten the set and make it look even more authentic and festive.I enjoy this set because it’s not like any others that I own. I have several that have the various pieces and characters, but this nativity has the three most important: Mary, Joseph, and of course baby Jesus, but it all stays together.

I really love seeing it out year round because it instantly reminds me of Christmas and our Savior’s birth the moment I glance over and see it. I also like that it lights up which reminds me that the “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it,” John 1:5. We need that reminder year round when the world around us starts to become dreary. The sweet little baby Jesus brought light into our world over 2,000 years ago and He still shines bright today. Wishing you and your family a Merry and Bright Christmas!” 

Scripture: John 1:1-5 

Thought for the Day: Simple things can be just as educational, or more so, than elaborate and ornate things. 

Prayer: O God, the story of Jesus birth reminds us that He was not born in a palace, but in a stable. He was swaddled in primitive clothing lying on a bed of hay rather than dressed in silk and satins sleeping on a down-filled bed. Help us to stay focused on the simple and timely message of the angel: “For to you this day in the city of David has been born a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Amen.