Is Jesus in the attic?

Since the snow in the Northeast began on Dec. 26th, we haven’t seen lawns; Christmas decorations are still out; and the roadways have had fewer clear days than treacherous ones. Central Park in NYC had a record 53 days of snow-covered grass.
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I have to admit that our own nativity display is still out. We haven't been able to get to it due to the amount of snow and ice covering it. After it was buried with the first snowfall, more and more just piled on top of it. Our other decorations were stored away, but we just couldn't put Jesus back in the attic.






And maybe that's why sometimes things just keep piling up in our lives -- so that we don't put Jesus away. We have a sorry tendency to tuck Jesus away in a corner when things are going well, but when there's tribulation, we call out to Him in greater measure. I've heard it said - nothing improves your prayer life better than big trouble.

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I think with this weekend’s warmer weather, we may be able to finally put away our nativity set. We’ll put away the plastic Jesus, but not His presence.
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"You have made known to me the paths of life;
You will fill me with joy in Your presence."
Acts. 2:28.

5 comments:

quietspirit said...

Susan:
This is so interesting. We have that bent to go our own way when things are going great. A dear Christian lady told a group of us in Sunday School that we are the most teachable when we are in the valleys. Her thought explained a lot to me at the time and still holds true these days.

Señorita said...

Great post! Sometimes, I think we get so wrapped up in our lives and really that it is a choice do that. I choose Jesus over keeping up my busy life :)

Thanks for posting :)

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Barb said...

Hey Susan, I hope you were able to put away your Nativity set before Mondays snowfall AGAIN! LOL! Barb

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Nope. AJ tried on Saturday and the snow on the front lawn was still too deep for him. He got soaked. It's still there, and now covered up once again! I'm afraid He'll be there until summer. haha
Susan

Rhonda Schrock said...

Amen! Yes!! This is what the Lord showed me in the aftermath of the holidays as I looked at the leftover decorations at the coffee shop..."Carry Me into the ordinary."

Ah. Carrying Christ into the ordinary? Yes! I'm ready.