Day 83 of 100 intentional, reflective steps.
We have favorite nativity scene. It is the Fisher-Price Little People nativity scene. I have always wanted one that the kids could play with and finally got one the year the youngest was 2 years old. My first memory of her with it was when I asked her if she knew who the angel on top of the manger was. “Who is this?” I asked, pointing at the angel. “The fairy godmother!” she proclaimed with pride. Kid 1 – Sunday school 0.
For the last several years there has been a grand wrestling match in our house. The kids, even the fully grown ones, think Jesus should be in the manger to complete the scene. Their daddy, ever exacting and scientific, refuses to let Jesus be in the manager until Christmas morning. What results is a four week game of hide and seek. The kids hide baby Jesus so he can’t be hidden by daddy and daddy hides baby Jesus so He can’t make a premature entrance!
Some days I feel like the whole world is engaged in this kind of wrestling match. Who can hide Jesus the best at Christmas? I don’t want to play that game. I want to play the game that lets Jesus be seen in all things.
But, for the record, some day I will miss the minions’ silly games.