Monday, December 19, 2011

Come One and All - Lessons by Lego

Today, my children and I came up with an ingenious plan. Make a nativity scene with legos.

No doubt this has been done... I'll google that when I'm done here. :)

But we were thrilled to have thought of it. We immediately began planning and gathering the pieces we would be needing. How does one make a lego baby???? What can we do for the wise men's gifts?

As we gathered all the pieces, it became clear that even with our best efforts, this was not going to look like the common nativity scene, with flowing robes, crowns, and sheep. Our lego-men consisted of pirates, space men, and airport employees.

And while my children were getting frustrated, the Holy Spirit reminded me of something more important than a 'picture perfect' display piece.

Jesus was born to die, not just for wise men and shepherds.

But for EVERYONE! Consider the bible story all by itself. Who was there? Some animals and angels. Some wise men and shepherds. These wise men were well educated, wealthy and revered. While shepherds were poor, unwashed common folk who cared for flocks of animals in the wilderness. Yet these two classes were both uniquely invited to this event.

So I was able to share with my children a beautiful point with our lego nativity.

Pirates, Space men, Airplane pilots, policemen, Mamas and Daddies, Little Boys and Little Girls....

Our path to salvation is the same.

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger."
Luke 2:11-12

So come, one and all. Be ye a pirate, a spaceman, or just another type of commoner... You are called, and you are welcome. Receive the greatest gift that the season has to offer!

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23

May God richly bless you and yours!