Thursday, May 26, 2016
Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. “And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me. But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea. Matthew 18:2-6(NLT)
Picket Fences was a popular TV show. One year its Christmas show had a young girl in a coma due to an auto accident. The girl was pregnant, but her doctor, who is also the female lead in the show, said it was impossible because she was a virgin. The doctor’s husband is the male lead, and the town’s sheriff.
The possibility of a new virgin birth of course turned the whole show towards Jesus; was he really the Son of God?
In discussing this whole scenario with his little son, the sheriff wanted to affirm that Santa Claus was real, so as to keep the little boy’s hope alive, but yet keep in perspective the reality that a virgin birth was a medical impossibility. So he gave his son certain “facts” about the all this in a father-son sit-down.
At the end of their conversation, the little boy recapped for his sheriff Dad: Let me see if I have this right – Santa Claus is coming, but God isn’t! With that the boy left the room to his mother and father, and the sheriff and the doctor had their own conversation about whether God was coming again.
As the tag line of the show, the sheriff looked off in the distance and said: You know, it’s a lot safer having God off in the distance than to have him right up close.
Well, isn’t that the rub?
Before you know it, that question will invade your day – is it in the category of impossible for God to be right up close?
You chew on that as you hit the Rocky Road today…have a blessed day!