# Birth of christ
The tomb of Jesus Christ's midwife is alleged to have been found
Manger scenes depicting the night that Jesus was born always have Mary and Joseph along with shepherds. Sometimes there are 3 Wise Men and angels. During the course of my life, Many may have assumed as I did that Joseph and Mary were alone during the birth of Christ until Newsweek reported that a tomb has been found that belongs to the midwife who assisted Mary.
We wish you a Merry Christmas: There's a dark side to the popular song
The popular Christmas song came from violence and threats. "We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" is one of the most sung holiday songs to this date. Arthur Warrell has been accredited for the popularity of the song going worldwide because he arranged the tune for his group "Bristol University Madrigal Singers in 1935. They performed it during a concert on December 6, of that same year. History, however, tells us there is a dark history behind this well-known carol.
Shenandoah Baptist Church will host a live Nativity Scenes for two weekends in December
Live Nativity scenes celebrate the true meaning of the season. Many older adults in this area grew up in a time when Sunday school pageants and school plays depicted the birth of Christ with children as well as adults playing the roles of Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, and the wise men and dolls portraying baby Jesus. In recent years live Nativity scenes have become popular where you can drive or walk through a depiction of the first Christmas and Shenandoah Baptist Church is hosting one this holiday season.