Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Children and Christmas Truth

Herod marched down from his throne to a car full of kids and their grandparents. "I am looking for that Christ child. Have you seen him?" he demanded. "I want to know where he is," he said with all the authority given to a volunteer Herod.


The car, full of Christmas viewers visiting a drive-thru Christmas story, had just come from the manger scene and now arrived at Herod's palace. One of the children, a five year old, was near the car window. His eyes grew big and his grandparents could see that Herod frightened him with his gruff questions.


But he raised himself up in his seat and yelled out the window, "Yes, I know where he is, but I'm not going to tell you!"


It was Herod's turn to look surprised.


"For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed, when He comes in His glory." Luke 9:26


This little boy, though scared, did not back down when asked about Jesus. He was going to defend him. Of course, he had the security and love of family with him, but wasn't that darling?


Will I yell out the window for Jesus this Christmas? When others say "Happy Holidays," will I say, "Merry Christmas?" Will I invite my friends to Christmas functions or church, knowing that Christ will be proclaimed? The list could go on and on, but will Christ look at me this Christmas and smile and be happy at what I've done?


Say, where is the Christ Child? Will you yell with me?


Side note: I did finish nano, whew!
Photo: Gerard von Honthorst (1620), bing photos

10 comments:

Jean Wise said...

I will yell with you!! Great illustration and one that will stick with me during the Christmas season. by the way, make your sidenote bigger so more will see your accomplishment! Congrats again.

Parsley said...

That's awesome and a reminder to us all to take our stand. Sometimes it seems that Christianity/Christmas is the only religion/holiday that is allowed to be discriminated against.

Libbie said...

Oh you will! We will! I just pray our children will!

At first we were not sure we made the right decision to send our daughter to a Christian school...should we be trying to be a light in the public school? But you know what? I learned that going to a Christian School IS being a light...it has opened up so many conversations for me with friends about Christ. It is so exciting! Where I was going with this is... it is soooo exciting there at Christmas time! The whole school is a big Christmas Festival centered on Christ! Now I am positive...we made the right decision :)

Let's yell together!!!!
What a delightful heartwarming story!

KINDRED HEART WRITERS said...

I'm yelling with you!!! Karen, you just keep doing it!!! You do have a gift and I am so glad you shout for my Lord. Love to you Clella

Karen said...

Jeanie, thanks. When my friend told me this story, I had to ask permission to use it!

Parsley, you are right. Who would have ever thought that?

Libbie, your children will get a foundation that will carry them through life. And Christmas means so much more, that what the world propagates.

Clella, we make beautiful shouts together!

Deb said...

Karen,

Absolutely.

I know where He is, and I'll yell with you.

And congratulations on finishing nano!

Sweet dreams.

Karen said...

Hi Deb, thanks so much for following. Nano is a crazy wild beast, but a personal challenge, thanks. Blessings*

Jeanette Levellie said...

How darling! Was this one of your kids?

Yes, I will yell with you, Karen!!

"He's here! In my heart! You can have Him too; look no further!"

Karen said...

No, but one of my friend's. Thanks for the "shout-out!" :)

Libbie said...

I liked your post so much I came back to read it again :)