The astronomers (those wise men) were following a star to meet this mysterious baby and they really did bring gifts that were used for embalming. Those gifts were of the most valuable commodities of the time. The weary pregnant momma barely made it to town before the delivery, and dad found a crib in the nick of time.
The story continues with just the breath of the animals and minimal swaddling keeping the baby warm. Oh, by the way, the cow was very patient when the baby was cooing in his food trough. The baby shower guests might have made a few wrong turns because they were more than “fashionably late.”
It began as a very simple birth. Yet this simple baby grew up and He ended up sharing some amazing teachings. He humbly cared for the sick, poor, and downtrodden. What an amazing role model! What a gift to the world. Over 2000 years later we still lovingly reminisce about the simple birth that changed the world.
This week’s Sunday School lesson is about that baby and that simple birth! Please share these nativity crafts with your children and grandchild as you retell this familiar yet majestic story. Sometimes simplicity is all that is needed!