Our Wandering Wise Men – December 27

After the donkey had shared all his gossip about this stable in an inn in Bethlehem, the camels began to move again.  But Melchior noticed one animal had been left behind.  It was none other than Zebedee the sheep.  He was definitely prone to wander, and had gotten himself separated from the other 99 sheep in his flock.  He was lost and scared, as you can imagine.  “Behold!” said Balthasar, “The lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world!”  The magi were mistaken as usual.  Thankfully, Donnie was there to explain that Jesus was actually the lamb of God, and Zebedee was just lost, as they all were right now.  “We have to get him back to his shepherd!” said Melchior.  “Will you recognize his voice?” Gaspar asked Zebedee, who bleated back, “Baaahh!”  So they set out to get Zebedee back.

Today’s Quote:  “As a teenager, I went door to door with a youth pastor who got into several heated arguments with strangers.  In my twenties, there were a handful of opportunities to share my faith, but mostly I was on track to join the majority of Christians who rarely share the gospel in their lifetime.  But all of that changed one day.  My friend Tim called, and after lying facedown before the Lord, his plan was simple.  His goal each day was to look for the one.  It might be a financial need, a cup of cold water, or the gospel, but Tim had surrendered his schedule to Jesus.  He believed that God was big enough to take care of his business and bring him one person each day.  It was so simple.  One a day.  In Luke 15 Jesus makes it simple: Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them -what do you do?  You leave the other ninety nine sheep in the pasture and go looking for the one that got lost until you find it.” (David McIver)

Today’s microchallenge:  Do you share the gospel?  Have you evangelized with tracts and such and felt unsuccessful?  Find one person and tell them about Jesus and your faith simply.

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