Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
Tommy is doing a podcast on Monday night on the book of Mark. Last night he talked about when little children were coming to Jesus and the disciples tried to send them away. The scripture tells us that Jesus was indignant.
We were at a Senior high week of church camp in Unicoi, Tennessee. Jason was around a year old. He always wanted either Tommy or me to hold him, and no one else. John boy would go to anyone. Not Jason Amos!
On this particular day, Tommy had asked a friend of ours, David Wheeler, to play the role of Jesus. David looked the part! It was a Sunday morning, and Tommy had all the campers stand on the stage like a choir and sing. At the proper signal, David was supposed to come strolling through the woods in his "Jesus outfit." Then, he was to come into the tabernacle where all of us were and sit in the audience and applaud our songs, which he did.
As always, I was holding Jason. I was also standing in the choir. When Jason saw David coming through the woods, he started kicking his little legs and flailing his arms about. Then over and over he kept saying, "Jesus, Jesus" and trying to squirm out of my arms and go to him!
I of course restrained him and kept telling him to be still and keep quiet!
I have looked back at that incident over and over through the years, and wondered why I didn't just walk down and hand him to "Jesus!"
I believe that Jesus felt indignant toward me that day.