“Oh, you moved Baby Jesus.”
I thought my employee was referring to the Nativity scene which I set up a few days earlier in our conference room so I replied, “Was it moved?”
“No.” She smiled. “I placed a baby Jesus in a manger on your microscope.”
I was confused. “Where?”
“I placed it right on top of your microscope.”
“Right on top…?” I thought for a second then realized what happened.
“Oh my. Is that what it was?” It was a darkly stained piece of carved wood, perched on my microscope, on top of the ocular eyepieces. My microscope was just serviced and cleaned and after the service, I was inspecting the work and noticed the wooden piece. Assuming it was a tool that he was using, I informed the repair person that he left something on my microscope, However, he was as bewildered as I was and he put it aside, placing it on a table next to my desk. I grabbed it and said, “Here it is! When did you put it there?”
“At the beginning of this week. You didn’t notice it!”
I was fumbling to say something pithy but was at a loss. “So sorry, but it is still here, “ as I pointed to it next to my microscope.
“No worries. I was wondering when you would notice it!”
Embarrassed, I smiled and said, “Thank you for your thoughtfulness.”
…And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
Matthew 28:20 (ESV)
Isn’t this symbolic of my spiritual walk with God? I am so busy with my work and life that I do not even realize that Jesus is literally right in front of my eyes! Praise God that even when I am unaware of His presence, Jesus Christ is always with me.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.