Tuesday, December 16, 2008

His name is Jesus.......

Well the weekend was a whirlwind but it was GREAT! We had our program at church "Savior Christ the King" and it went well. A few bobbles here and there but I'm sure no one really noticed. All in all, the name of Jesus was lifted high and souls were saved.....mission accomplished!!
It was funny because during the program our baby "Jesus" - which was a live baby, not a doll - had a little problem. The bright lights and the heat was a little much for the baby - I think. Anyway, all I could do was pray for the Mom and Dad because I can only imagine how they felt hearing the little one wailing and not being able to do a thing about it. (Both were involved in the program as well) But the crying really had a profound impact on me. After all, Jesus was as much a man (baby) as He is Deity so I'm sure He did cry. I'm sure as He made His arrival on the planet He was overcome with emotion as He learned to deal with His new found limitations in this tiny body. In fact, the Bible confirms my theory as just before His death He prayed for the cup to be removed. He did, however, surrender to the Father's plan and follow thru. So the crying baby in our performances brought tears to my eyes and not just because I felt bad for him and the parents, but because I thought of what Jesus gave up....for me....for you.
As you're celebrating this season I pray that you'll find something new and fresh in the story of our Saviour's birth. I pray the Father will speak anew to you as He did me. I pray that you'll stop to praise the name.......Jesus!