1You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
2will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”
3For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence;
4he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
5You will not fear the terror of the night, or the arrow that flies by day, Psalm 91:1-5
Dec 24, 2019
Jesus the Superhero
Hallmark sells a soft stuffed Nativity scene, called “Itsy bitsy.” A baby Jesus, Joseph and Mary, the three wise men, a donkey, lamb and cow were included. They are sold in a cardboard stable with a soft white angel attached to the rafters.
I purchased it with the hope that my very young grandchildren could safely play with it, hands on, with no parental reference to “look but don’t touch.”
Seems I have too many Christmas lovelies that decorate our home that are classified, “looking only” by their parents.
Last year they played with the tiny nativity characters but only then the older than three year olds were beginning to understand the story of the Nativity.
This year the story was made more relevant, especially for Grandma.
While each of the four grandchildren ages 2, 2/12, 4 and almost 5, picked up the plush characters from the cardboard stable and ran in circles throughout the house. The adults watched, enjoying the laughter and pure joy of the cousins playing. We also were permitted to sit and finish our Christmas Eve supper. They were playing superheroes.
Now while I was tempted to take this opportunity to tell them the Christmas story, I didn’t. I missed the opportunity to teach the important story of Jesus’ birth because I was enjoying sitting too much. My daughter did ask the youngest (2 years) what they were playing.
She stopped running and ran back to me, showed us her lamb and joyfully exclaimed “Superhero Jesus.”
Indeed. Jesus our hero, he saved us all.