Lessons sometimes can be found at Christmas

Published 11:06 pm Saturday, December 20, 2008

It was the day after Christmas at a church in Nashville, Tenn. The pastor of the church was looking over the nativity scene when he noticed that the baby Jesus was missing from among the figures.

He hurried outside and saw a little boy with a red wagon going down the block.

He hurried after him, and, sure enough, in the wagon was the figure of little baby Jesus. So he walked beside the boy and said, “Well, young fellow, where did you get your passenger?”

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The little boy replied, “I got Him at church.”

“And why did you take Him?” asked the pastor.

The boy explained, “Well, about a week before Christmas I prayed to the little Lord Jesus, and I told Him if He would bring me a red wagon for Christmas, I would give Him a ride around the block in it.”

So the pastor walked around the block with the little boy while little Lord Jesus rode quietly in the boy’s new red wagon.

Merry Christmas!

Dann Rapp is pastor of Ohio Baptist Church and is a south Ironton resident.