Tuesday, April 17, 2012

'Just like 'is Dad'

I heard an interesting story this morning.

A junior school in Bradford was putting on a nativity play. At the appropriate point in the play, three kings appeared, wearing dressing gowns and crowns made from tinfoil.

The first two presented gold and frankincense, reciting the words they had been taught. The third saw his parents in the audience and promptly forgot his lines. He stood before the baby Jesus with his gift of myrrh. There was a long pause.

"Say something," a teacher hissed from the wings. The young lad thought carefully in order to come up with something appropriate. Then, in a broad Yorkshire accent, he said: "Ee, 'e's just like 'is Dad."

The audience was delighted.

The lad was right, or course. Someone said that when God wanted people to know what He was like, He sent His Son. The Bible calls Him "the image of the invisible God."

So if you want to know what God is like, look at Jesus, and you've got it.