At one time I had a friend who grew up on a pig farm. He was hard-working, and most definitely lived a Christian life. At one neighborhood holiday party, he told me the following joke.
“Some time ago a traveling salesmen stopped by a farmhouse in rural Wisconsin. He and the farmer got to talking, and one thing led to another. The farmer invited the traveling salesman to have dinner with the family.
During the dinner conversation, the farmer told the salesman that one day he was trapped beneath a tractor. A pig ran to the farmhouse and got the attention of his wife, who called for help.
The salesman said, “That’s amazing.”
The farmer went on to say, “And there was another time that the house was on fire during the night, and the same pig broke down the door and dragged the entire family to safety.”
The salesman said, “That’s amazing! Can I see this pig?”
The farmer took the salesman out to the barnyard, when the salesman noticed that the pig was missing a leg. He asked, “Did the pig lose his leg saving you from the fire?”
The farmer replied, “No, you can’t eat a valuable pig like that all at one time.”
Some of my readers are not going to like what I write next. For some people the above joke can be compared to their feelings for Jesus.
Jesus came to earth to teach us to escape from sin, yet some people actually think it is a good idea that Jesus was put to death.
The Gospel of John teaches us in John 7:7 “The world cannot hate you, but it does hate Me because I denounce it for its wicked works and reveal that its doings are evil.”
During this most important time of the year, let us love Jesus and remind ourselves each and every day that He died BECAUSE of our sins. We owe our gratitude and respect to our Savior. Have faith.