Wednesday Matters- January 12, 2022
Everyday Christmas Pageant
I still giggle when thinking of the preschool nativity scene at our church so many years ago. I figured little Mary must be suffering from postpartum because she wanted nothing to do with baby doll Jesus. At least four times little Joseph would set the baby doll Jesus on her lap where he’d simply roll down her little legs and she’d kick Him, irritated that He was in the way. What held her attention were the gifts the wise men had brought and it was the gold container which she held in her lap. A little boy sheep character noticed the babe but he too tossed him aside and so Jesus was promptly removed from the scene. It was funny but a point was made.
Aren’t we often the same, only interested in serving God for what He can do for us rather than serving Him for Who He is? Like little preschool Mary we seek His presents rather than His presence in our lives. Follow Jesus for who He is and why He came, to forgive your sins…everyday.