An Ant Story at Christmas ... Because I Can
"When I was a young girl, almost every Sunday afternoon that my father was home, we would hike to the ridge of the mountain on which we lived. While those afternoon climbs are now just a precious memory, I still enjoy walking with Daddy when I go home. He can’t climb as high or walk as swiftly but the fellowship is just as sweet.
On one of our hikes, Daddy inadvertently stepped on an anthill. When he looked down at his big footprint in the soft dirt, he could see the havoc he had wreaked on the bustling ant colony. Panic had set in as ants scurried in every direction, confused as to what had become of their world. Daddy stooped down to try to reopen the tunnels, scooping away the collapsed soil, but to no avail. In frustration, he mused, if only he could become an ant, even temporarily, he could tell them what was wrong and how to fix it. But he couldn’t. There was an impassable barrier between himself and the little creatures because he was a big man and they were tiny insects.
That impassable barrier between my father and those little ants illustrates the impassable barrier between God and mankind. As God looked down from heaven, man scurried around in panic, unable to cope with the confusion and conflict of life–especially when man’s whole world seemed to collapse and life dealt unexpected blows. All man’s answers to the problems of pain and evil and death were insufficient. Life just didn’t make sense. There seemed to be no order or long-term purpose to it all. And so God became a Man, not just to sort our confusion and rebuild the collapsed world, but also to offer a new life altogether. Jesus came to make God visible as Man. And that visibility is irresistibly compelling."
~Anne Graham Lotz
Just Give Me Jesus
Wishing all a blessed Christmas. The gift of Christ is the reason we celebrate.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.