>Our Shepherd

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Here is our Shepherd from last year.

If you noticed, the completed nativity is shown at the bottom of the Journey page for the Shepherds. But I am still going to show one a day ’till we get to baby Jesus. Just thought I would let you know what it looked like all together.

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>The Journey: The angel

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The Angel:
The angel was the first to announce the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
A host of heavenly angels were singing praises unto the newborn King. “Hark the herald angel sing, glory to the newborn King. Peace on earth, and mercy mild; God and sinners reconciled. Joyful all ye nations rise; Join the Triumph of the skies with angelic host proclaim, Christ is born in the Bethlehem. Hark the herald angel, sing glory to the newborn King.” Joy to the world, the Lord has come. Let earth receive her King. Let every heart prepare Him room, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing.”
” Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright. Holy Infant so tender and mild, sleep in heavenly peace. Sleep in heavenly peace.”

My children made this Creche last year; we have three of them on our tree. I think it is just precious, even if baby Jesus is made out of a Popsicle stick. Don’t forget in all the rushing around to spend time with your children. They are the closest you can come to being with angles without being in heaven.

>Our Angel

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Here is our Angel from last year.

>The Journey: The sheep

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The sheep:
The sheep were out in the fields that night, while the shepherds watched over them. The sheep represent us, as children of our Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ is our Good Shepherd. The sheep followed the shepherds to the stable to worship the newborn King.

Before Jesus was born, they would sacrifice the firstlings of the flocks. That was in similitude of the Only Begotten Son of the Father. After Christ’s birth, this kind of sacrifice was no longer needed.

Let us be like the sheep on that night that followed their shepherd. Let us follow our Savior, Jesus Christ.

>Our sheep

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Here is our sheep from last year.

>The Journey: The Donkey

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The Donkey:
When Joseph and Mary traveled to Bethlehem, Joseph guided the donkey with care. Mary rode upon the donkey’s back.

Custom was that the wives were to walk, and their husband’s rode upon the back of the donkeys.

Donkeys were also used to carry their owner’s belongings. They were also used for farming

The kids are getting out of school and are excited for Christmas.

>Our Donkey

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Here is our Donkey from last year.

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