Christmas was fast approaching in the home of the Smiths. Decorations and lights were being set up at home .
Little Daniel was trying to help his parents specially with the Christmas Tree and the Nativity Crib .
“ Mummy , why is the star at top of the tree?”
“Oh dear , we keep bobbles and little toys and other decorations on the sides, but the star is special!” replied Sarah.
“ Years ago, at the time of Baby Jesus’ birth, the shining star led the shepherds and the wise men to the stable, where he lay in a manger.”
Daniel ‘s face was downcast ,” Did he not have a proper room at his birth?”
“There was no room anywhere , so a kind man gave his parents the stable nearby.”
Daniel walked away quite disappointed.
Christmas Day dawned finally . Many visitors came wishing . They admired the beautifully decorated home of Daniel .
But something was amiss .
Where is the Babe in the crib ?
Sarah enquired from all at home . Much later Daniel told his mother “ I wanted to give Baby Jesus a better crib , so I kept him with me, to sleep in my bed.”
In a more serious vein, if the Babe is missing from the crib , where will one find him ?
Can we celebrate Christmas without Christ at the heart of it?
Can there be a crib without the babe ?