Advent Devotional: Thursday, December 20

Maureen Moynahan Elwyn

Third Week of Advent: Joy
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Miracle in Bethlehem

"This is how the birth of Jesus came about…." Matthew 1:18

I love to go to the movies. Some of my earliest memories evoke mental images of Mother and Daddy dressing my brothers and me in our pajamas and taking us to the local drive-in theatre. I guess I never made it to the end of the movie, because the next morning, to my surprise, I would wake up snug in my own warm bed.
I think I inherited a movie-loving gene from my father’s side of the family. According to my mother, my great-grandfather, George Newman, went to the movies in his hometown of Scottsville, Kentucky, every night. It didn’t matter how many times he had seen the feature or even if company were visiting, Granddad went to the movies.