Guess what's missing from Sunday’s Cincinnati Enquirer’s (our main Cincinnati newspaper) long articles about local Christmas/holiday activities?
This long piece–plus other Christmas-related articles—appeared in the paper yesterday (Sunday). No mention of the Creation Museum and its Bethlehem’s Blessings Christmas programs—not even the free day on Thursday (the museum is open to the public for free for Christmas Eve), even though through our publicist, we sent two news releases to the paper about our Christmas activities.
Interesting, considering over 920,000 people have visited the Creation Museum—tens of millions of dollars has been brought into the community each of the past two years—hundreds of jobs created locally—already 7,500 people have visited the Creation Museum’s Live Nativity (five more dates for this spectacular event) and phenomenal garden light display. (By the way, we have submitted a letter to the paper* to inquire about the omission of our major series of Christmas events that will attract over 15,000 people to a place that has won major tourism awards for advertising excellence—maybe there is some explanation for this oversight; while the paper’s reporters over the years have generally been fair towards us, we sometimes wonder why some of the editors seem to look at us differently—see a previous article of ours, for example.)
Creation Museum Open Free Christmas EveWhile our news releases did not lead to a mention in the Cincinnati Enquirer’s lengthy sections of Christmas events in our area, we wanted to let the public know of a special day—out of several Christmas-themed days—at the Creation Museum.
Just as Christ's free gift of salvation is offered to us, the Creation Museum, in the spirit of giving this Christmas, will be open this Thursday from 10:00 AM–3:00 PM at no charge as our gift to the community. Other special Christmas events are also free, including elaborate holiday lights and a live nativity, including this Saturday evening. See the special Christmas dates on the museum website.
Musical Treat at MuseumOne of the musical treats during our Bethlehem’s Blessings programs for Christmas here at the Creation Museum was the Hilvert String Trio—siblings Nathan, Stacie, and Matthew. In this YouTube video clip that was recorded elsewhere, they play Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” (on violins and viola).
Asked not counsel at the mouthThanks for stopping by and thanks for praying, Ken
(Joshua 9:14–15) And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD. And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them.
We can do some long-lasting damage when we ask God to let us take the lead and tell God that we think we can handle alone what looks like an easy challenge.
*Our letter to the editor was printed in the Enquirer on December 22.