So often in Christianity, we throw out the baby with the bathwater. It seems we’re so afraid of being deceived that we just throw it all out; “cleansing the temple” of everything, just to be “safe”. If we were living back in Jesus day, would we have been guilty of throwing Christ out then too, as a baby, just because he didn’t come the way we thought or were programmed to believe? Would we have been like the Pharisee with our small boxed heads of belief and limit God’s ability and wisdom to do something different? Would we have rejected Christ as unclean, and not a King because He wasn’t born within the four walls of our belief?
Who then is God? Us or Him? Who gets the final say on what’s right or wrong? So what do we do? In our uncertainty and unfamiliarity, we throw the “baby” out with the bathwater. Some of us would even like to throw him out of the manger because it doesn’t fit our grid!” As Jesus said, “you pour over all the scriptures yet you reject the one your searching for when He’s standing right in front of you!”