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Bible Focus - 29th November 2015

posted 4 Jan 2016, 23:54 by St.Serfs Tullibody-Clacks   [ updated 4 Jan 2016, 23:56 ]

Bible focus                Nativity play.

This Year……This year can I be Herod?

This year…..Can I be …. HIM?

A wise man …or a Joseph?   An Inn man…or a King?

This Year can I be famous?  This year can I be best?

Bear a crown of silver, and wear a golden vest?

This year can I be starlight? This year can I stand out?

Feel the swish of curtains, and hear the front row shout

“Hurray, for good old Ronnie; He brings a gift of gold;

Head afire with tinsel.  The greatest story ever told                          

Hurray for good old Herod And for shepherds from afar “                                        

“So ,      please….. don’t make me a palm tree!!!!

And can I be ….. A STAR.

We've all been there, haven’t we;- The ego trip, the journey of pride;- the promotion of self.

            Climbing up the ladder of the rat-race, unconcerned who we knock off for our advancement.

            The footballer scoring the goal, who has to run the length of the park sliding on the grass with arms raised to where his video team are poised.

            The speaker at the stamp club who suggests there are only two known copies of a particular item… and he just happens to have both  ( mind you, not too slow to say they cost an arm and a leg )

            The person who puts little effort into his club, but feels popped if he is not invited to the platform at the prize-giving.

            The bakers in recent crisis who milked the system for themselves and left countless others poorer off.

            The ministry of Jesus, revealed in the Christmas season, is truly one of humility. Jesus the master of humility, though He is God acted as though He was one of us, powerful but allowed Himself to fall under the power of the Romans;- The wisest, but allowed and submit himself to be taught by the teachers;- all sufficient but He borrowed, rode on as an ass and lived a life of material and financial insignificance...

Humility means understanding that the delights, pains and needs of others are as important as our own, even though they dont feel so. When we are humble, we can laugh at our self- importance and sometimes, even, set it aside. We can see our own faults and the strengths of others, and we recognize how much we have been given, unearned.

(Rev W Izett)