Nickie Biegler and I volunteered at the Creation Museum for a few days to help with all the Christmas activities. The live nativity–which was actually more like “live town of Bethlehem”– was very well done.

Bethlehem’s Gate

One of the Bethlehem merchants selling her goods…

The story of the child was masterfully told to the crowds by the speaker on the 2nd floor…(Mary and Joseph are in the stable area below but you can’t see them in this picture)

The museum grounds were lit up beautifully


Playing the harp for a Christmas banquet downstairs in the Palm Plaza


The petting zoo, filled with unique animals (with unique personalities), was a big highlight

Elizabeth, Zacharias’s wife (Christian Actress Geri Campbell) told her whole story to everyone in the Special Effects theater. Nickie and I were assigned to outdoor positions so we couldn’t come see it, but my dad was very impressed with the presentation.


Here’s Nickie working “on the line” at Noah’s Cafe…making sandwhiches, wraps, etc. as people order them. This was a fun job. 🙂

“When you are working for the Lord, it never gets boring” one of the ladies in the kitchen told me. I’m always blessed by being around museum staff. There is a unique fellowship that takes place among them as they do their work for the Lord.

If you live in the area, by all means go see “Bethlehem’s Blessings”. There are a few more evenings left: December 29th, January 1st, and January 2nd.

Also, be in prayer for the Creation Museum and their staff. The Lord is using them greatly and they need perseverance and encouragement!

8 comments

  1. Grace,

    That looks like so much fun! It always amazes me how the story of Jesus Birth never gets old!!!

    Have a Blessed day,
    Haley Skrnich

  2. So, you did end up going. Great pictures! Looks like you had a fabulous time. I’m going to bug Nickie and see if she learned any secret recipes from the cafe. LOL

  3. I expect that the Creation Museum would be the only place where you would find dinosaurs joining the other animals in the stable. 🙂 What a great place to be at a special time of year! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  4. Happy New Year! I pray that your year will be fruitful and joyful! Keep serving and trusting God. 🙂
    I love the Creation Museum; it is so peaceful there. The whole place is just interesting… in a good way. I also enjoy hearing of how people minister through music. I’m praying that I could get a harp of my own someday…
    Happy 2010!
    Heaps of blessings
    ~ Laura

  5. Oh!! Fun to see pictures of you helping! Dan and I so enjoyed the day we were able to spend there, and what a treat to take in all the extra shows they were offering because of Christmas! And thank you for the sweet card, Grace! A delight to hear from you. I will be watching your schedule to see if you are ever in the Purcellville, VA area!

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