Christmas Wraptor

December 25, 2009

[This blog appears Christmas Day, 2009, in Ken Ham’s blog, “Around the World with Ken Ham.” It is used by permission.]

Ever since the first time I spoke before a church audience in Australia more than 30 years ago, I have been a strong believer in the need to get resources—books and videos especially—into the hands of those who are introduced to the creation/gospel message. People just retain the information better, and in turn share it much more effectively, when they have resources to refer to again and again.

In that regard, the “Dragon Hall” bookstore that is part of the Creation Museum is integral to our ministry. (In fact, we often so heavily discount certain of our resources that we barely even cover our expenses. For instance, we’re giving away a $14.99 DVD to every family that attends Bethlehem’s Blessings!)

I’m thankful for the many talented and hard working individuals that God has brought to Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum, and that certainly includes the team that keeps things working smoothly (most of the time anyway!) in Dragon Hall.

This week an online publication that serves Christian bookstores recognized an idea of Dragon Hall bookstore manager John Bartlett and the design efforts of clerks Amanda Ketron and Christina Richards. Take a look at the special “Christmas Wraptor” display that Amanda and Christina created! This is just another example of how God uses the talents of His people to capture the attention of our visitors. Great job, bookstore team! It’s great to see even a “trade” publication recognizing the quality of the Creation Museum.

FREE GIFT: To remind us of the Free Gift of salvation God has given us in his Son, the Creation Museum is open free to the public today.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Just to show you I do relax some times (even though I had to look up the definition of ‘relax’ in the dictionary), I have included a photograph taken when I and my wife recently attended a performance in Cincinnati of Handel’s Messiah:

Handel's "Messiah" performed in Cincinnati

DEVOTION: They have hardened

(Jeremiah 19:15)  “They have hardened their necks, that they might not hear my words. For the defiant lost there is nothing wrong with our Gospel, they have a neck problem, but we continue to compassionately preach so they will not end in hell.”

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying, Ken