You have to stoop

“A small cathedral outside Bethlehem marks the supposed birthplace of Jesus. Behind a high altar in the church is a cave, a little cavern lit by silver lamps.

You can enter the main edifice and admire the ancient church. You can also enter the quiet cave where a star embedded in the floor recognizes the birth of the King. There is one stipulation, however. You have to stoop. The door is so low you can’t go in standing up.

The same is true of the Christ. You can see the world standing tall, but to witness the Savior, you have to get down on your knees.”

—Max Lucado in
“The Applause of Heaven” 
via “One Incredible Savior”

My prayer this week: Don’t let me miss you this Christmas, Jesus! In the midst of the holiday trappings, the distractions, and even the beauty of the season, help me spend time on my knees before you, the Christ-child. To honor you. To celebrate you. To share you with a world in need.