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The Journey of Mary & Joseph, 3D Olive Wood Christmas Ornament

$9.99

The Journey of Mary & Joseph, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood Bulb Ornament These wooden three-dimensional ornaments provide a unique perspective on traditional Christmas scenes - they show two different portraits depending on which angle they are viewed from. These beautiful rustic hanging ornaments display their own multi-faceted part in...

Nativity, Star & Shepherd, 3D Olive Wood Christmas Ornament

$9.99

Nativity, Star, & Shepherd 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood Bulb Ornament These wooden three-dimensional ornaments provide a unique perspective on traditional Christmas scenes - they show two different portraits depending on which angle they are viewed from. These beautiful rustic hanging ornaments display their own multi-faceted part in the story...

Nativity, Angel & Shepherd, 3D Olive Wood Christmas Ornament

$9.99

Nativity with Angel & Shepherd, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood Bulb OrnamentThese wooden three-dimensional ornaments provide a unique perspective on traditional Christmas scenes - they show two different portraits depending on which angle they are viewed from. These beautiful rustic hanging ornaments display their own multi-faceted part in the story...

Nativity & Barn Animals, 3D Olive Wood Christmas Ornament

$9.99

Nativity & Star with Barn Animals, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood Bulb OrnamentThese wooden three-dimensional ornaments provide a unique perspective on traditional Christmas scenes - they show two different portraits depending on which angle they are viewed from. These beautiful rustic hanging ornaments display their own multi-faceted part in the...

Angels & Shepherds, 3D Olive Wood Christmas Ornament

$9.99

Angels & Shepherds, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood Bulb OrnamentThese wooden three-dimensional ornaments provide a unique perspective on traditional Christmas scenes - they show two different portraits depending on which angle they are viewed from. These beautiful rustic hanging ornaments display their own multi-faceted part in the story of the...

Wise Men & Star, 3D Olive Wood Christmas Ornament

$9.99

Wise Men & Star, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood Bulb OrnamentThese wooden three-dimensional ornaments provide a unique perspective on traditional Christmas scenes - they show two different portraits depending on which angle they are viewed from. These beautiful rustic hanging ornaments display their own multi-faceted part in the story of...

Bell Nativity Scene, Olive Wood Manger Grotto

$9.99

Bell Nativity Scene Manger, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood Grotto Ornament This beautiful nativity scene ornament is crafted from natural, genuine olive wood in the holy land of Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus. Put the true meaning of Christmas on display with this religious holiday ornament. This piece can...

Candle Nativity Scene, Olive Wood Manger Grotto

$9.99

Candle Nativity Scene Manger, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood Grotto OrnamentThis beautiful nativity scene ornament is crafted from natural, genuine olive wood in the holy land of Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus. Put the true meaning of Christmas on display with this religious holiday ornament. This piece can be...

Pine Tree Nativity Scene, Olive Wood Manger Grotto

$9.99

Pine Tree Nativity Scene Manger, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood Grotto OrnamentThis beautiful nativity scene ornament is crafted from natural, genuine olive wood in the holy land of Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus. Put the true meaning of Christmas on display with this religious holiday ornament. This piece can...

Dome Nativity Scene, Olive Wood Manger Grotto

$9.99

Dome Nativity Scene Manger, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood Grotto OrnamentThis beautiful nativity scene ornament is crafted from natural, genuine olive wood in the holy land of Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus. Put the true meaning of Christmas on display with this religious holiday ornament. This piece can be...

Christmas Tree Nativity Scene, Olive Wood Manger Grotto

$9.99

Christmas Tree Nativity Scene Manger, 3-Dimensional Holy Land Olive Wood Grotto Ornament This beautiful nativity scene ornament is crafted from natural, genuine olive wood in the holy land of Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus. Put the true meaning of Christmas on display with this religious holiday ornament. This piece...

Olive Wood 3D Manger Scene in Diamond Shaped Stand

$14.99

Holy Family Diamond Nativity Grotto, Holy Land Olive Wood Christmas OrnamentThis olive wood Nativity ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Use these special wooden hanging ornaments as a reminder of the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Rejoice in...

Holy Family Circle Nativity Scene, 3D Olive Wood Ornament

$12.99

3D Manger Nativity Circle, Holy Land Olive Wood Christmas OrnamentThis olive wood Nativity ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Use these special wooden hanging ornaments as a reminder of the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Rejoice in the...

Live Edge 3D Nativity Ornament, Holy Land Olive Wood

$14.99

3D Live Edge Manger Nativity, Holy Land Olive Wood Christmas OrnamentThis olive wood Nativity ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Use these special wooden hanging ornaments as a reminder of the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Rejoice in...

Live Edge 3D Nativity Grotto, Holy Land Olive Wood Ornament

$9.99

3D Live Edge Nativity Grotto, Holy Land Olive Wood Christmas OrnamentThis olive wood Nativity ornament was crafted by local artisans in the Holy Land of Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Use these special wooden hanging ornaments as a reminder of the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Rejoice in...

Holy Land Olive Wood Large Stable

$349.99

These hand-carved Olive Wood Stables are made in the Holy Land of Bethlehem, Israel. Because of the varying grain in olive wood and the individuality of each craftsman, each stable is unique. This large stable features a fold out base to give you extra depth for all your figurines. There is also...

Holy Land Olive Wood Nativity with Large Stable and Detailed Figurines

$799.99

These hand-carved Olive Wood Nativities are made in the Holy Land of Bethlehem, Israel. Because of the varying grain in olive wood and the individuality of each craftsman, each nativity is unique. This nativity set includes the large detailed stable and all 12 large detailed figurines. Figurines include: Mary, Joseph, Baby...

Holy Land Olive Wood Nativity with Large Stable and Large Faceless Figurines

$649.99

These hand-carved Olive Wood Nativities are made in the Holy Land of Bethlehem, Israel. Because of the varying grain in olive wood and the individuality of each craftsman, each nativity is unique. This nativity set includes the large detailed stable and all 12 large faceless figurines. Figurines include: Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus,...

Holy Land Olive Wood Nativity Detailed Figurines

$449.99

These hand-carved Olive Wood Nativities are made in the Holy Land of Bethlehem, Israel. Because of the varying grain in olive wood and the individuality of each craftsman, each nativity is unique. This nativity includes 12 large detailed figurines. Figurines include: Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, manger, 1 Shepherd, 3 Wise...

Holy Land Olive Wood Nativity Large Faceless Figurines

$299.99

These hand-carved Olive Wood Nativities are made in the Holy Land of Bethlehem, Israel. Because of the varying grain in olive wood and the individuality of each craftsman, each nativity is unique. This nativity includes 12 large faceless figurines. Figurines include: Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, manger, 1 Shepherd, 3 Wise Men,...

Holy Land Olive Wood Large Bark Roof Stable

$149.99

These hand-carved Olive Wood Stables are made in the Holy Land of Bethlehem, Israel. Because of the varying grain in olive wood and the individuality of each craftsman, each stable is unique. This large stable features a fold out base to give you extra depth for all your figurines. The roof of this...

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The Nativity: A Defining Scene of Faith & Humility

Luke 2:4-7 says, “And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.”

The words of this passage tell us a lot without saying much, and the image of this scene is a strong one if we slow down and take the time to picture it. The basis of the nativity is a tale many know, but because of that, we can grow overly familiar with it and miss its richness. Both Mary and Joseph found themselves in Bethlehem, a place that was not their home. Let us imagine how troubling it must have been to be giving birth to your child in a place unfamiliar to you - no family there to support you or help the process. It was just the two of them, Mary and Joseph, and this promised infant. They lacked the safety that would come with the inn’s walls. Instead of laying her child in a bed or even a basket, Mary laid her firstborn and promised son in a manger. But still, she was able to wrap him and find a place for him to rest, despite it seeming all was against them.

Let us also consider this with the promise delivered to Mary just the chapter before by the angel Gabriel, who said in Luke 1:30-33, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most Hight. And the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

This child would be a very important one - the most important one ever born, in fact. He would have been worthy of the greatest of welcomes, brought into this world in the highest of high places and worshipped by the greatest of the world’s kings, yet He was being born into a manger. The Savior of the world was not born in a castle; he was not even born in an inn. He was born into a world too fallen and too small for Him, but He chose to come nonetheless for the sake of us all. There was a great deal of responsibility for Mary and Joseph surrounding the birth of this child, so having to bring him into this world in a manger might have seemed ill fitting. Still, in the end, these humble circumstances were perfect for the birth of Jesus.

After all, isn’t it fitting in light of the words of Psalmist in Psalm 118:29-24, which reads, “Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them, and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it. I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation. The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

He was born in the humblest of circumstances, seemingly rejected and delegated to a manger rather than the comfortable room His status as the Son of God entitled Him to, but of course, this is only right in light of Paul’s words in Philippians 2:5-9, which says, “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name.”

These humble circumstances, then, were the perfect opportunity for the Saviors humility to be demonstrated, even beyond entering our world as an infant. The nativity is rich, both as a highlight point of our faith and as an example of humility, so let us remember these things when we look upon the nativity and all of its parts.

The Richness of the Nativity & Holy Land Olive Wood

In light of all that has been said, we are more than happy to offer you an opportunity to have a nativity for yourself, and not just any nativity either! We believe that a Holy Land Olive Wood hand carved nativity is an especially meaningful display. Though an olive wood nativity set is quite beautiful in appearance, it is ultimately humble in its creation. These are not mass produced products, but instead each one is made by just one individual, his or her tools, and a piece of olive wood. We believe wood carving is a beautifully profound art form of humble origins, and as such we believe it is also the perfect medium to depict the story of our Savior’s humble birth. Even if you have a great nativity set of your own, consider trying out of Holy Land Olive Wood hand carved nativity from us; we believe you’ll be able see and feel that it really is something special!