Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

There Was a Little Commotion in our Stable

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There was a little commotion in our stable at church this morning.

Toddlers were playing the parts of Mary, Joseph, angels and shepherds.

One little shepherd didn't know his place and wanted to be near Jesus. He left the other shepherds and walked right into the stable, behind the manger, right between Mary and Joseph.

I hate to report that Mary and Joseph, in typical toddler fashion, began to push and shove that little shepherd toward his "place." The teacher lent a tender hand, helping the shepherd back into position and peace was restored.

I couldn't help but wonder how often I have acted like a toddler and tried to "push" a shepherd back into his place when what he really needed was to get near Jesus.

I need the tender hand of the Teacher to lead me back to my place, restoring love and peace.
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16 comments:

Just Breathe said...

What a sweet story. Sometimes we just need to be closer to Jesus.

Headless Mom said...

oh my goodness. what a sweet-and humbling! message. you are so right. *sigh*

Betty Jo said...

Hi Sweetie, I've lost touch with so many over the last few months. I hope to be back to blogland on a weekly basis after the new year. I've missed you!! ♥

Tootsie said...

oh how cute that must have been to see!!!

Lynn said...

The best thing about the church and school programs is the kinders!

Connie N. said...

What a touching reminder...love your post! And bless that teacher!

Dawn said...

Wonderful--isn't it awesome when God gives us messages when we might least expect it!

Kirby3131 said...

I'm sorry, I was one of the ones pushing the shepherd :) You're right, the hand of the teacher was all I needed.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a sweet and precious story- out of the mouth- or pushes of babes!

blessings
mary

Erin said...

Great message!

Keri said...

I love this, Mom.

kyooty said...

very nicely said, not that you aren't near Jesus but how you said it.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

LOve this story!

sanjeet said...

. what a sweet-and humbling! message. you are so right. *sigh*

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Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

And a cute headline, too. :-)

dana said...

You need to publish this thoughtful writing , Keetha. We all need the reminder. Dana