1499. I’ll take you there

Andrew lived with his grandma in a little cottage. He helped his grandma grow vegetables and flowers. He also helped his grandma milk the cow. The cow lived in the shed out the back.

A big snowstorm came. Andrew was sad because the weather reminded him of the day his mother died. Grandma said that if he looked into the frosty night sky he would see lots of stars brightly shining. Perhaps his mother was looking down.

Andrew made a great big star out of silver foil and hung it in the window so his mother would know where to look.

A little later Grandma was busy making cinnamon cookies in the kitchen. There was a knock at the door.

“I’ll get it, Grandma.”

Andrew opened the door. The winter wind swept in.

There stood Three Kings. What a glorious sight! They were dressed in cloth of gold studded with jewels. They wore crowns and had rings galore on their fingers. They carried gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

“We have been following a star,” they said. “We saw the star in your window and wondered if this was the right place.”

Andrew said he didn’t think it was the right place, but there were some people in the shed out the back sheltering from the snow. They might know something about it.

“I’ll take you there.”

And that is how Andrew changed the history of the world.

24 thoughts on “1499. I’ll take you there

  1. Yvonne

    Don’t worry about the silly index and archives. Worry about your silly readers. (Darn, I can’t do an overstrike on that adjective and then add “highly intelligent”) Failed again.

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      1. arlingwoman

        Didn’t he claim that each generation had the opportunity to reject or claim Christ–meaning there was a new one each generation. So, this story was a bit modern–well, more so than 1st Century, and that’s what made me think of it, what with the people in the barn…

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        1. Bruce Goodman Post author

          Well to be honest I don’t know much about Montanists – although I do know a fair bit about the infancy narrative in Matthew’s and Luke’s Gospels. They’re both gigantic masterpieces in a literary form (midrash) that we simply don’t have in our Western Society.

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