Where’s the Baby?

Each year as we begin our holiday decorating something strange happens at our house.  Low and behold, all of the baby Jesuses disappear.  Like some sort of creepy psychopath I sequester the little babies in an undisclosed location. Believe it or not this tradition is not spawned from my inner “Dexter” but is instead born out of a theological conviction.

    I use the absence of the Baby Jesus from the Nativity scene as a reminder of the fact that until Christmas day we are in a time of Advent.  It can be difficult in our society to truly have a heart of waiting and expectancy.  While we are in Advent our mindset should be in a place of desiring Jesus to come into the world.  Continue reading