The Southern Hemisphere is navigated not by the familiar North Star, but by the Southern Cross. One traditional Australian Christmas Carol includes these lines:
The kookaburra laughs with glee,
The shy koala peeps,
The magpie carols blissfully
As little Jesus sleeps.
What shall we give our infant king?
A boomerang of flowers
To say come back and stay with us
And be forever ours.
One day a cross will hold him fast,
And lest we should forget,
Above him in the sapphire sky
A cross of stars is set.
Isn’t it odd how we all try to make Jesus in our own image? Whether by adding a koala and a boomerang to the nativity or by picturing him pale-skinned and blue-eyed. However we picture him, we must include within the frame, his cross. It is because of that cross we can place our trust and our lives in his hands.
Posted on Fri, December 16, 2016
by First Baptist Church Lewisville