Michael Hendrix tells about a dinner party he once attended during the Christmas season.
The house was properly decorated, including an electric train set up around the base of the tree. One of the children was running the train too fast and it derailed.
She was bent over the train trying to put it back on the track. The host noticed what she was doing and went over to help. He said to her, “You can’t do that from above, you have to get down beside it.”
Then he lay down on the floor beside the train where he could see where to place the train back on the track.
“What a wonderful way to think about the incarnation,” Hendrix says.“The human race had derailed and needed to be put back on the track of life. It couldn’t be done from above. God had to come down beside us in order to put us back on track.
“That’s what God did in Jesus Christ. God came and lived among us in the person of his Son Jesus to show us his love and to put us back on the track of life.”
What part of YOUR Spiritual Life needs to be put back on track?
JESUS TOOK HIS PLACE IN A MANGER SO WE MIGHT HAVE A HOME IN HEAVEN!