Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, but it is also Ash Wednesday which begins Lent. Both days celebrate love, our love for a spouse or family member and Jesus’ great love for us, but do they require sacrifice? I think they do, and sacrifice requires love.
How about you? Do you know a famous person or someone that can introduce you to one? Of course, you do. We all do. In fact there is no one more famous or important than that person or His contact. It is Jesus.
It was three thirty in the morning, and I turned the light on to shine until daylight came. Maybe you are thinking that I was afraid of the dark, I wasn’t. I had been woken by some noisy rodents who like to play in the dark.
Jesus, God the Son, left His throne. He walked with us and talked with us and lived and moved among us. We could finally comprehend how intensely personal the relationship between God the Father and His creation was meant to be. We get to experience what Adam and Eve did in the garden.
As shoppers hurried into the mall to escape the Winter winds, I was acutely aware of one man who was ambling to the entrance, methodically tapping his cane. He touched the door. Then he paced ten steps away. Dropping to his knees, he placed his hat on the ground for tips and pulled a flute from his tattered jacket. With instrument in hand, the flutist played “Silent Night,” “The and “Drummer Boy.” I was enthralled by the angelic sound resonating from his instrument. Passersby stopped long enough to listen.
As people returned to the scurry of activities that so easily defines the Christmas season, I remained.