Monday, 18 December 2017
18th December - Hut 362
One person from the nativity story has been missing up to now - the innkeeper. Hut 362 redressed that balance by asking us to identify with the innkeeper who let the Holy Family stay in his stable where Jesus was born.
The innkeeper looked out from the door of his hostelry with a welcoming smile on his face.
Just to prove that this was a place of welcome and friendship there was a glittering heart above the door.
In the background, overlooking the whole scene, was a reminder of the end of the story of Jesus in the form of a colourful cross which was made of woven raffia.
Hanging beside this cross and in various other places around the hut, were small keys as a symbol of opening up to God and people who came to the hut were given a small key with a label on it saying "Each of us is an Innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus".
This same message was beautifully inscribed on a lightbox which was also part of the installation.
A big crowd turned up tonight as Bishop Hannington church was supporting this hut opening and they brought some musicians to help the evening with some carol singing.
Our next hut is one of the brick huts close to The View and is number 1a.