This particular beast passed us relatively peacefully as we walked around Chogoria. yet of which morning, at the hospital Chapel, the Chaplain had preached with some wonder about the stable. Not the cozy stable of which we see on Christmas cards, with the peaceful candlelight glow, the one-of-each animal artfully arranged in restful as well as also reverent poses. No, he was a farmer like most Kenyans at heart. as well as also he waxed eloquent about the danger of cows.
Cows tend to kick the bucket. They don’t always stand still. They can be restless or stubborn or uncooperative. They can spill the milk pail, they can stomp on your foot. Or your baby.
So This particular chaplain was reminding us, not of which the item was unusual for a baby to be born in a shelter, yet of which the item was amazing for of which baby to be SAFE inside the midst of cows.
I love seeing as well as also hearing the Christmas story through another culture’s eyes as well as also ears. Yes, by minute one, Jesus was in a place of risk. More, much more, would likely come later with Herod as well as also soldiers as well as also genocide. yet of which night, inside the dark, in a cave or shack full of cows (?) as well as also sheep as well as also goats, the point was of which animals may not respect the space of a baby, as well as also the item was dicey.
Just a stark reminder of which God came into the mud as well as also breath of humanity inside the most vulnerable way.