Saturday, March 26, 2016

Raggedy Anne and Jesus

It was one beautiful Easter weekend....
The grandmother gathered her little one up and took her to a large church which was presenting a vivid passion play drama...
The crowd was large so the grandmother and her little one had to sit toward the back.. The grandmother was so proud of her sweet little girl...dressed out in her Raggedy Anne pinafore and her golden curls.
The scenes progressed with breathtaking reality.... The little girl had sat on her grandmother's knee by the hours and listened to stories of Jesus... Now it seemed as though the little one was lifted from those pages into the moving drama.... To her....it WAS Jesus!! Struggling to see better, she stood up in her seat...clutching tightly to her grandmother's shoulder.
Then a touching scene....Jesus and the little children of Galileec...left the stage and began to proceed down the long aisle... The spotlight was upon them as they drew nearer and nearer...
The little one now reached toward the approaching Christ....her arms outstretched....calling, "Jesus!! Jesus!! Jesus!!!"
As Christ and the children reached grandmother's aisle, the spotlight caught the vision of the little Raggedy Anne figure straining and calling out..
Jesus stopped... the crowd seemed to hold it's breath...
He reached out his hand, "Come to me, child..." he spoke. Without any hesitation... golden curls bouncing...the little one scrambled from her grandmother's embrace and ran to Jesus..
Now as the spotlight followed Jesus and the little peasant children around the aisle...He now held a little girl in a pinafore by the hand...
It was a gripping moment...the past met the present... and HE WAS ENOUGH!!!
Tears were pouring down the faces of those in the crowd...
At last Jesus walked the little girl form this present age back to her Nanny..... Erica's face was lit with a heavenly glow... She had seen Jesus!!
The crowd burst into applause....
WE HAD ALL SEEN JESUS!!!

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