Friday, December 08, 2006

Dragon

I received a request to explain the 7 headed dragon.....When you have been in the ministry as long as we have (25 years), you try and come up with different Christmas messages. It is quite a challenge especially if you stay in one place for very long. That is one reason ministers move from congregation to congregation. Their messages are always "new" at a new place. The average time a minister/pastor stays in one place is 5 years. My husband is a great Bible teacher. You can hear his sermons on line and judge for yourself. Anyway, one year he decided to do a study out of Revelation 12. It is essentially Jesus' birth from Heaven's prospective. It was an amazing study and people still remember it. In that message he talked about the nativity scenes and how from Heaven's point of view one main character is missing, "a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns upon his heads." He made a joke that challenged the people to find a nativity scene like that one. The following year a young boy at the church gave Gene a 7 headed dragon he made for our nativity scene. We have had it for a long time now. It has held up pretty well, we have had to fix it here and there but he is up and waiting......

So you see, there is the scene, a star one shepherd is looking at, and above the star is the dragon.

Here is a close up.

The baby Jesus is not there yet, and the "wise men" are on their trek.

If you want to research Christmas and different people's traditions I found this site to be informative, Central Valley Christian School's Christmas page.

Enjoy your day! Thanks for reading!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello. It's nice to find another Christian in "blogland". I started hitting the "next blog" option at the top of the screen, seeing how many I would hit before running into another believer. After 26 blogs, there you were! God bless!

Pam Pensiero said...

Thanks for reading! I was wondering if anyone would really understand the "dragon". Have a truly blessed Christmas! Thanks for stopping by!
Pam

Marti said...

Thanks for the dragon post.
I just love that!