Monday, December 17, 2012

Stable Mouse

Day 17 - Stable Mouse  
The Nativity Story focuses on the small, the lonely, and the humble. It was among these creatures that Jesus wanted to be born....with the forgotten, often mistreated, souls who stay in life's background.  He wanted us to know that the world belongs to these creatures, as much as it belongs to us.
My imagination sees this little mouse poised above the manger peeking down at all the commotion.  Kings, camels, shepherds, angels, sheep and other animals getting uneasy and jittery.....waiting together.......but, for what?  This mouse can't figure out what's going on.
What little boy wouldn't get a kick out of a mouse wearing a sweater.  Jesus was no different.
The snoopy little mouse adds a lighthearted touch to my nativity.