When my daughter was just a little girl, she played Mary in the Nativity at First Christian Church of Ashland. As she admired the Christ child, I noticed she was moving the doll around. Later, I asked her what she was doing.
"There was a SPIDER in there", she exclaimed.
"A spider? what did you do?"
"I smushed it with the baby Jesus' head", she replied.
The story of the birth of Jesus can empower us do incredible things, like ride a camel for 500 miles, but only if we truly hear the story. If we fail to give the story our attention, really pour ourself into it, we can wind up smushing spiders with the baby Jesus' head, and not give it a moment's thought.
Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Hear Here by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.
Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.