It is the time of year to celebrate and reflect on Jesus' birth. Lynchburg has been hit with a big snow storm the last few days. So in addition to playing in the snow with children and grading papers, I've been reflecting on what Jesus means to me. I've been so blessed in my life. Blessed beyond measure. I think this analogy best describes where I feel right now.
Remember in PE when the teacher would choose "captains"... then the captains would choose the teams. Remember that dread... the feeling of being chosen last. I wanted to be captain so bad, just so I wouldn't be chosen last. And then when the teacher calls the names of the captains, the teacher didn't choose me... but the teacher called my best friend. I would think - wew!! Thank goodness! My best friend doesn't care if I'm athlete, if I can run fast, catch, throw or anything... I was just already chosen. So, I guess this year... Jesus is my best friend and captain. I've been chosen. But now is the responsibility. When my friend chooses me, I don't want to let her down. I don't want to make her regret her decision. So I do as much as I can to make her proud. And so the same with my Captain, Jesus.
And boy have I been chosen. Anyone who knows me well, knows that I've not really done anything on my own accord. But I am so continuosly blessed. So, I just pray and pray that I can still somehow make him proud... if not on my own accord... but that I'll do the best I can with the resources he has given me... and I pray when I meet Jesus that he may just say "well done". Because "too whom much is given, much is required".
I pray you all take time to reflect on what Jesus means to you at this time ine your life. Is he your Captain, your Counselor, your Teacher? Where is your relationship with him now?
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. Isaiah 9:6
And here is pictures with the kids in the snow - :)