Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Opus 2014-318: Changing Christmas Traditions, part 8 of ?: The Year We Lost Jesus

One of our Christmas traditions is to have an empty creche under the tree as we approach Christmas morning.  Then when the kids would get up they would find the baby, wrapped in an old (clean) diaper.  It worked well for years.

Then one year I went to the closet to get the doll and it wasn’t there.  Everyone else was asleep.  What was I to do.  We couldn’t have Christmas morning without the baby Jesus.  Finally I took one of the stuffed Teddy bears we decorated with and wrapped it up.  It caused a few raised eyebrows but was accepted with grace.

Why couldn’t I find the baby Jesus?  Because I had not been using it on a regular basis.  I have the same problem with the instructions to my car radio when I need to reset the time twice a year.  When we don’t use things they get lost.

I am sure you see where this is going.  If you only bring Jesus out of the closet at Christmas then you won’t be able to find Him when you need Him.  Think about that on December 26.  Think about it on January 1.  Better yet, become a 24/7/365 believer and make Jesus part of every day.

Merry Christmas.

To be continued...

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.