One week from today is Christmas Day!! The day that changed life forever on Planet Earth!
You would never know that Christmas was only a week away if you tuned into one of the cable TV news stations. The lead stories are all about who is going to be the next President of the United States. The Iowa Caucuses are coming up on January 15th.
This story may sound ridiculous, but it gives us an idea of what it means when we say God became human and made his dwelling among us……
Imagine the most powerful and prestigious person in the world, the President of the United States. Of his own free-will, the President becomes a mouse – small, furry, insignificant, and extremely helpless and vulnerable. He chooses to become a mouse because he wants to live among all the other mice. He leaves the White House, and the prestige and honor that go with his office. He becomes a mouse in order to help all the other mice in our country and around the world.
You see, there are mousetraps in kitchens all around the world. The people who own these kitchens are determined to kill every last mouse. And one after another the mice are killed.
The President shouts at all the other the mice until he is hoarse to warn them of the danger and he shoos them away, but the smelly cheese on the deadly mousetraps is just too inviting.
And so the most powerful man in the world happily becomes a mouse because he loves all mice and wants to do something to save them.
In a similar way and in a more radical way, the all-powerful and eternal God has chosen to plunge himself into the arena of human life as you and I live it, and to take on the flesh and bones of our humanity.
Thanks to Vince Gerhardy for sharing this story. Thanks to Pixabay for the photo.
I guarantee you, you’ll never hear this President as a Mouse story on cable news, but for us Christians, there is something here to think about a week before Christmas. The real news a week from today is about where you and I are going to spend our eternity.
Please spend 10 minutes meditating on how the all-powerful and eternal God plunged himself into the arena of human life by taking on the flesh and bones of our humanity – in the person of Baby Jesus!
EVERYDAY GOD THINKS OF YOU! EVERY HOUR GOD LOOKS AFTER YOU! EVERY MINUTE GOD CARES FOR YOU, BECAUSE EVERY SECOND GOD LOVES YOU!
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