VIDEO – A kangaroo in the Manger?

December 11, 2015

Categories: Blog Video, Christmas

Can you just imagine the scene that night on which Jesus was born?

There certainly were angels of the Lord…

“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

‘Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!'” (Luke 2:13-15)

And shepherds who came from nearby…

“Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.” (Luke 2:20)

And the Son of Man who came on a rescue mission for all of mankind…

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

But a kangaroo? Well, maybe there wasn’t a kangaroo in Bethlehem. But there is a special kangaroo named ‘Roc’ visiting the Billy Graham Library this year.

It’s been a whole year since we started our behind-the-scenes look at the Billy Graham Library. Last year our first video series was all about the animals in the Nativity at Christmas at the Library. So, today we are taking a look at the animals in this year’s Nativity.

Not only are these animals part of the recreation of the birth of Christ each night (except Roc – it’s too cold for him at night in North Carolina), but they are also on display each day from 12-2 p.m., where guests can come meet them, take photos, and even pet the animals. For hours and details about Christmas at the Library, visit:

A special thanks to Jodi from Sam’s Path Petting Zoo for taking the time to introduce us to all the animals.

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