Dr. Charles Nestor, director of The Truth Matters, is announcing a project called “Operation Nativity” with the goal of having Christians across the country set up nativity scenes on their own property.
Nestor states, “It’s that time of year again. We’re not even out of October and already the forces are aligning to prohibit the public celebration of the birth of Jesus.
“December 25 is the day in our culture that is set aside to acknowledge and to celebrate that Jesus of Nazareth was born. For Christians it is more than a day of feasting and the exchange of gifts, it is a holy and solemn time to join our voices in unison as the angels proclaimed on the hillside to the shepherds, ‘Glory to God in the highest.’
“I am calling for Christians everywhere to join me in Operation Nativity. While we continue to support the public displays, let’s flood the country with nativity scenes on our own properties!
“Think with me what could happen if on lawns in every community, on business property, on church lawns, at Christian schools, on empty land, and literally everywhere you looked, there was the depiction of the scene that recognizes the birth of Jesus.
“Simple cutouts are available. Many already own lighted sets. It could be a family project, filled with opportunities to teach children about the events surrounding the birth of the Savior.
“Why spend time and money stringing lights, decorating trees and other things that just blend in with everything around us. Let’s join hands and make this Advent one in which the scene that actually reflects that Jesus was born in Bethlehem is visible. Our focus is to make this known in everyway that we can.
“Lots of money and time are spent on securing the perfect tree. There is no doubt that a beautifully decorated tree adds to the décor of any space. In some cases it has become just a traditional expression of the season, and has lost the emphasis of expressing that Jesus is the Light of the World.
“There is no doubt that even a simple nativity declares his birth. Let’s do it. Let’s fill up available private property with nativities.
“We don’t need to abandon our effort to have legal displays in parks, at city halls, and in other places. Why make heroic efforts to see displays in these places and not utilize what is available to us on our own land? Don’t just say, as I hope you will, ‘That’s a good idea.’ Make a commitment to do it. You’ll be blessed and so will the many that see it. The most important thing is that it can be a powerful witness of Jesus’ birth.”
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