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The Quiet Gift – Christmas Eve 2016

Mary Places Jesus in a Manger
Mary Places Jesus in a Manger. From “The Boys of the Bible,” by Hartwell James, published by Henry Altemus Company, 1905, 1916 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
I read somewhere that in December of 1903, after many attempts, the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were successful in getting their “flying machine” off the ground and into the air at Kitty Hawk. Thrilled over the accomplishment, they telegraphed a message to their sister Katherine.  They didn’t have texts and email then.  They said, “We have actually flown 120 feet. Will be home for Christmas.” Katherine hurried to the editor of the local newspaper and showed him the message. He glanced at it and said, “How nice. The boys will be home for Christmas.” He totally missed the big news—for the first time in human history, man had actually flown!

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