“I’m Here For Jesus…But I’ll Take the Hot Wings”

I’m a little late reading this blog post by Chan Sheppard, Executive Director of Preston Taylor Ministries. This is so inspiring and challenging that I wanted to share. Allison


Live NativityHe smelled like alcohol.  He stammered out his name (Reginald, I think) and announced “I’m here for Jesus. I’m here for Jesus”.

“That’s why we are here, too”, I said.  PTM was sponsoring a live nativity scene as a gift to the community.  We placed the manger scene on a vacant lot next to a busy intersection with our Calvin House students dressed as the “holy family” from the first nativity. To the side we had a table with hot chocolate and hot wings (just like they had in Bethlehem).  We also had a path lined with luminaries and Christmas music playing.  Our hope was that those driving by and those loitering at a nearby corner store would be reminded of one of the forgotten images of Christ—the baby in a manger who came to be our King.

Reginald recognized the sacredness (at least partially) of the moment.  “I’m here…

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  1. Thank you for sharing! Always enjoy sharing what Chan writes. Happy weekend friend!

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