Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Chaplain's Corner

The Chaplains Corner

Guest blogger, Chaplain Paul, is one of the most effective chaplains in America today. He is an emergency responder to every situation.

Hey, this is the Chaplain again.

Did you know that the day after Christmas is the biggest trash day of the year; there will be tons of empty boxes and discarded wrapping paper.

There is a story about a family that had a very expensive Nativity set. It was an heirloom that had been handed down thru the generations. Every year they carefully unpacked each piece and set it up next to the Christmas tree. Then after the holidays they would put it away for another year.

On this particular Christmas morning after all the presents were opened, and while they were picking up the mess, somehow the figure of the baby Jesus got mixed in with the discarded bows and wrapping paper and was thrown away. But the missing Jesus went unnoticed for a week until they started to put away the decorations. By then it was too late. The trash had been picked up and Jesus was gone.

May I ask you, is Jesus something that you unwrap and use as decoration once a year, or maybe just on certain days, and then put Him back in His little box until you need Him again? How can we be sure that Jesus doesn’t get thrown out after Christmas? The best way, in fact the only way, is to have Him living on the inside. Jesus said,
“I am standing and knocking at your door. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in…”
(Rev. 3:20)
Have you ever opened the door of your life to Jesus? Does He really live inside you?



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