This is a story that one of my readers sent me. Sally's story began with something lost, but what she found instead would last forever.
My story begins years ago when I was backpacking through Israel and bought a beautiful hand-carved nativity set from olive wood. I set it out every year as my favorite Christmas decoration. When my youngest son was two, he kept taking the little baby Jesus from the manger to play with him. I would tell him not to, but he loved that little piece. Then one day, the baby was lost. I was so disappointed — what was the point of having a nativity if the focal point was gone?
I didn’t set it out for the next couple of years, but one Christmas I was thinking about how we needed to incorporate the Savior more in our Christmas celebrations and I thought of that set. When we lost the piece that year, I spent a long time looking all over the house for the baby Jesus, and then I realized — that is what I should be doing every year! That is the whole point of Christmas! So I now set that nativity out with the missing baby and it reminds me every year to focus on spending my time searching diligently for Christ.
Thank you, Sally.
THE MISSING CHRIST CHILD
How do you find ways to spend more time seeking Jesus Christ during the busy Christmas season?