Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Surprise at our living nativity enactment


Nativity
Originally uploaded by sbrent

Our church has hundreds of our members volunteer to create an "evening in Bethlehem and living nativity scene", and 1,500 people attended over the two evenings.

There were live animals, a petting zoo, hay ride, photos with Santa and a Bethlehem cafe.

We had a surprise when the young man portraying Joseph went to his knee during the enactment of the Nativity scene in the stable and proposed marriage for real to the young woman portraying Mary.

Wow. She said yes! This was filmed when the evening was being filmed so I got to see the proposal.

Now that is a proposal that will never be topped and will always be remembered.

"And she gave birth to her first born son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger." Luke 2:7

One tiny baby,

One manger stall,

one God

who sent His Son

to show His love for all.

Merry Christmas to One and to All.

13 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW! That is pretty special. Sending wishes for Merry Christmas your way.

Mari said...

That is so cool!
Merry Christmas!

Wanda said...

Who could top that one!!! How special!

Librarian said...

A surprise indeed!! I wish the young couple all the best and hope "Mary" did not only accept because she could hardly say "no" in front of the camera and so many people :-)

Diane Writes said...

How precious and priceless! Merry Christmas Terra!

Dee said...

A proposal no one will forget....amazing.♥

Michaele said...

There is no way she saw that coming! What a wonderful event with so many actively involved. It brings the spirit back into Christmas in more ways than one.

Desires of the Heart said...

What a special memory for this couple to tell their children about in the years to come!! Sounds like a beautiful evening all the way around. Thank you for stopping by to visit and I wish you a wonderful 2014,Terra! Linda

W-S Wanderings said...

Beautiful. Got me teary-eyed.

Merry Christmas!

Casa Mariposa said...

What a beautiful proposal! That's definitely one that a lot of people will remember. Your living nativity sounds wonderful. :o)

Rebecca said...

Merry Christmas!
What a wonderful surprise, and such a special time that will always remain in everyone's heart
Blessings to you this New Year
Rebecca

Denise said...

I would love to see pics of such a wonderful event,sounds lovely.Denise

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

That is so neat!

Kathy M.