24 December 2007

All tacky-ness aside


Ok, I know this is tacky, but, if you think for a moment, there's a theological significance here that's really quite sweet. The lady who did this was obviously not content to leave Jesus on the concrete. He wasn't able to be seen.
So she elevated him. On a grubby plastic lawn chair, to a spot where he could be easily seen. Can't be missed, actually. Maybe seems a little out of place but definitely makes an impression the one who encounters Him.
Maybe all of us should get out the plastic lawn chairs.
Metaphorically speaking, of course.
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5 comments:

Tia Lynn said...

I love it! Great insight!

revabi said...

Now I hadn't thought of that, but you are right. We put Jesus up on some haybales, I guess the same meaning.

Merry Christmas to you and your brood. I bet it was wild at your house.!

Amalee Issa said...

I like the way everyone tries to make the best Christmas possible. Houses lit up, nativity scenes brought out of boxes, gardens decorated. It seems to me to be a visible sign of Christianity, a bearing witness to the Light. Thank you April, for once again giving an opportunity for reflection.

Amalee

Crystal said...

WOW, I almost cried because of your insightfulness! What a beautiful picture.....

Jenna said...

I just love it. Jesus on a plastic yard chair! Rock on! :o )