The Shepherd’s Wife & Child
The characters found in James C. Christensen’s Nativity pay tribute to those found in the traditional créche while taking on qualities important to James —such as family. The Bible tells of the shepherds, who were watching over their flocks of sheep when a choir of angels appeared to them singing “Glory to God.” The angels tell the shepherds to follow a bright star to Bethlehem, where they would find the newborn savior asleep in a manger. Rather than head directly to Bethlehem, this shepherd went home and gathered his wife and child, thus making this incredible journey as a family. This touching addition to the story of our Savior’s birth is an inspiration to us all.