THE CHRISTMAS STORY ~ DAY 3: “John the Baptist preaches and simply said, John was weird. Any man who preached like this, lived in the desert, wore funny clothes and lived on grasshoppers and wild honey was just plain strange. Jesus didn’t have a polished advance man with a thousand dollar suit and a two-hundred dollar haircut. God often uses weird people.”
Regardless of the “weird” John’s instructions were really quite simple. He demanded that people share, that they be fair with each other, and that they not be mean and cruel; that they be happy with what they get. What a great thought for this season.
We sometimes think God requires us to do great or impossible things to demonstrate repentance. Often He instead looks for integrity in the ordinary things. This Christmas season let’s do something “weird”! Let’s focus on simplicity and happiness that we can find as we greet one another with kindness, fairness and joy! Who’s ready to get “weird” with me?!