While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the inn. Luke 2:6-7
Me: Wow, this must be the right place. Excuse me, can you tell me if that is Mary?
Cow: Yes, it is. With her husband Joseph and their brand-new baby.
Goat: You should have been here earlier. It was like a miracle when the baby was born.
Me: Really? Why is that?
Goat: I really can’t put my hoof on it.
Cow: Me either. But it was beautiful. It was like total peace and serenity suddenly came over this stable.
Goat: And this light seemed to be coming straight out of the baby. Only it wasn't a light. I can’t explain it.
Me: Then I am pretty disappointed that I missed it. I have been all over the countryside the last few months, looking for Mary. I can’t believe that I finally found her.
Cow: Why have you been looking for her so long and so hard?
Me: That’s what I don’t know. I thought I was drawn to her but now that she has the baby, I think that all along it was the baby that I was looking for.
Goat: But here you are and you still don’t know?
Me: No, I don’t. But I am going to figure it out before I’m through.
(The pictures are once again from Val's trip to Kenya last year.)