Monday, December 22, 2008

Finding Jesus in the Community

Maria McKay in Christian Today writes an article "Taking Jesus Into the Community" about an artist who created painted pebbles when he noticed that the community lacked a nativity scene (we are in the UK). The artist says:

“You’ve just got to take Jesus out into the community. You’ve got to get Jesus out of the building into the streets and that’s what I am doing.”

The small pebbles are just a couple of inches long and are left nestled in recycled hamster bedding on window ledges, benches and cash machines.

It’s for that reason that the mystery giver asks that Christians will leave the pebbles where they are so that they can be found by people who do not yet believe in Jesus.

“There are going to be people caught in a storm, lost at sea this Christmas, and they are going to be crying out to God for help. People who never in a million years thought they would be crying out to God for help are going to be crying out this year.”

He adds, “I’ve only been a Christian five years and for me to be doing this is a miracle in itself because if I can be saved anybody can be saved. This is my way of giving back. I won’t ever stop telling people what God has done for me.”

1 comment:

Jane said...

Thank you so much for this - wonderful. It made me think about the diaconnesses de reuilly who at their house in the Mazet St Voy near the Chambon sur Lignon also have pebbles which they have painted with words such as peace, joy etc which the give to longer term visitors

But this idea of a pebble with a painting of baby JEsus is lovely.

HAve a blessed Christmas