When the hustle, bustle, and expectations of the holidays were about to overwhelm him, Al Andrews decided to take a late night stroll. Turning up his collar and pulling his jacket a little tighter, Andrews set out to clear his mind–and ended up rediscovering the true meaning behind the Christmas season. His newly updated book, A Walk One Winter Night, is inspired by these real-life events.
As he walked, Andrews passed by a nativity display in a neighbor's yard, and something caused him to stop and linger. Analyzing the perfection of each character, Andrews realized this wasn't real. He saw no dirt. Mary's clothes were not wrinkled or torn. The baby didn't cry. How unlike that first night in Bethlehem. How unlike life today. Could it be, Andrews wondered, that we have made it this way, that we have distanced ourselves for fear that authenticity might be uncomfortable?[…] Source: Christian Music