I heard a wonderful analogy this Christmas that I wanted to share with you.
There was once a man who went to a local park every day to feed the geese that lived there. One day, he saw a sign posted on the gate that the town was going to shut down the park and build a shopping mall in its place.
The man was devastated, and immediately thought about his geese. He would have to lead them out of the park to safety, for they would not know better on their own.
So the man walked up to the flock of geese and started to motion to them to follow him.
Then he decided to chase them towards the gate. As he ran towards them, the geese scattered, only to return to the same cluster once he was a safe distance away.
Over and over he tried to corral them and lead them in the right direction. And over and over the geese would scatter and then return to their previous behavior.
"If only I could become one of them, and show them the way," the man said to himself.
And that, my friends, is what God did for us over 2000 years ago.
Merry Christmas and God Bless you.