Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Snapshot: Journey to Jesus

Last night we had the opportunity to go to Journey to Jesus at Ed's Landscaping in our town.  Ed decorates the outbuildings in different scenes from Jesus' life.  Different churches help out by being the actors. 
You start with a few instructions and then are sent to a room were the Christmas story is read.  

After that you walk though a hallway where you see Joseph's carpenter shop and Mary sweeping her house. 

 In the next room you have to sign your name for the census (guest book). 

You walk down a hall where the innkeeper tells  you that there is no room in the inn.  You then come into the stable where there are live animals and Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus (a real baby last night), shepherds, and angels. 

Through another doorway there are the wise men around a campfire. They used to have a camel, but I am not sure what happened to it. This time there was an alpaca pretending to be a camel.

When you leave that room and look up you see the last supper.

The next scene is Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemene. After that is the cross and then the empty tomb.

The final scene asks where you will spend eternity. There is an opportunity at the end to have prayer with the workers and take communion. 

After you are done you can visit a small building across the driveway for free hot chocolate and cookies. All the donations benefit our local Christian radio station, WJTL. It is a great tradition that I am glad I can experience with my family.

Ni Hao Y'all


Courtney from The Story of Us said...

What a special night!

Adrian Roberta said...

So pretty! such a great Christmas tradition I'd imagine!


Amy Murphy said...

Oh, that looks really cool!

groovy mama said...

Sorry we missed, Ella had a major EVENT' -for like 2 hours that night and it was not pretty! Max has STREP and Christmas is almost here!

Merry Christmas

KK said...

Love this!

Kelly said...

This looks like a wonderful family tradition! I love all the photos of your kiddos. You got some good ones.

Merry Christmas to you and your family and Happy New Year! :)