Thursday, December 13, 2007

Manger Throne

(edited 12/17/07 with better photographs)


Manger Throne
Listen to "Manger Throne"
(you'll want to pause the red playlist in the sidebar)

What kind of King would leave His throne
In Heaven to make this earth His home?
While men seek fame and great renown
In lowliness our King comes down

Jesus, Jesus, precious One
How we thank You that You've come
Jesus, Jesus, precious One
A manger throne for God’s own Son

You left the sound of angels' praise
To come for men with unkind ways
And by this Baby's helplessness
The power of nations is laid to rest

What kind of King would come so small
From glory to a humble stall?
That dirty manger is my heart, too
I'll make it a royal throne for You

My heart is a throne
My heart is a throne for God's own Son

This sweet little manger just came to be a special part of our Christmas decorations. We've used one just like this in our church programs for several years, and Brian & I were looking for something that would declare what Christmas is really about. Brian would have made one, but we didn't have any branches left to trim at home, so I asked our church custodian, who made the one at church, to make one for us. We brought it home last night and filled it with wild grasses found on the side of the road (in lieu of hay). The grapevine wreath is intended to be a crown of thorns. Brian put a spot light on it, and we're really happy with it.

Here's a picture of it in front of our house (click to make it larger):
front yard


McMaster & Storm said...

King of Kings....enjoying your scene in front of your home. The manger is a very sweet token of your belief.
In our town on the public square a nativity is set up...since it was privately donated the city can have it displayed. We're thankful for this!
BTW, the faux bois wrapping paper & ribbon is from Martha Stewart Crafts!

Tamara said...

Thank you, Kara, and thank you for the information on the wrapping paper!

Kari & Kijsa said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Favorite decoration we have seen yet!

Merry Christmas blessings,
kari & kijsa

Xandra said...

I have been racking my brain trying to figure out a tasteful way to decorate the yard without an inflatable nativity! I am definitely going to do this next year. Proof that less is more!