A 21st Century Savior (reprinted from the Metro Spirit, 12-25-14)
Luke 2 1 In those days during the presidency of Barak Obama a great decree went out across the United States and, for that matter, the entire world. All those that seek a better life and free healthcare would not be turned away at the border. 2 (This was not the first time that amnesty had been granted to illegal immigrants entering the United States. Amnesty has also been granted under the administration of Ronald Reagan.) 3 And everyone began to travel to the United States to register.
4 So Joseph also traveled from a town in Central America to America, to Bethlehem, in Georgia, the town of his brother David, because David had a house and said that he could stay there. 5 He went there with his wife Mary, who was living with him at the time and was very much pregnant. 6 While they were there, the baby couldn’t wait any longer, 7 and Mary gave birth to her very first child. It was a boy. She dressed him in hand-me-down clothes given to her by her sister-in-law, and placed him in a crib they set up in the garage, because David’s other brother and his wife were using the spare bedroom.
8 And there were many people driving through north Georgia, keeping a watch for deer and speed traps in the night. 9 An asteroid passed too close to the Earth, entering the atmosphere, and the glow of the burning asteroid flared upon the ground, and everyone started dialing 911. 10 But a voice on talk radio (Austin Rhodes, I think) said to them, “Don’t freak out, my friends. I have great news for the listeners. This should really change things for the better. 11 A. B. just got this off Facebook, that in the little town of Bethlehem, Georgia, right outside Athens, our Savior was born. That’s right! The Messiah! Our Lord! 12 Just in case you don’t believe me, here’s how you will know. Drive to Bethlehem, go to David’s house, and the baby will be right there – wearing hand-me-downs and sleeping in the garage.”
13 Suddenly the asteroid broke apart into a multitude of pieces with each piece amazingly having the shape of an angel. The asteroid pieces whooshed through the air producing a sound like the voices of a multitude of angels praising God, saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace and goodwill to men.”
15 After that happened, everyone stopped his or her cars on the side of the road and just looked at each other saying, “Holy [bleep]! Did you just see that? We’ve got to check out this kid and see if what the radio guy said is really true!”
16 So they all drove to Bethlehem, found Mary and Joseph, and peaked through the garage window to see the baby sleeping in a crib next to the workbench. 17 After they saw him, they tweeted to the entire world about the events of the night and what they were told about this child #BABYJESUS, 18 and all those that followed the tweets were astonished by what was posted online. 19 Mary linked everything to her Facebook page, and wondered in her heart what it meant for her little boy’s life. 20 And all the people went back to their travels refreshed and revived in their spirit and singing praises to God, as everything that was predicted occurred exactly as it was described.
Until next time @gregory_a_baker