LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wadena’s Nativity scene issue demonstrates the grace of God
When I first read the story about the Wadena Nativity scene (Nov. 12) I thought. "How sad." Then on second thought I realized it is a demonstration of God's true grace. Here's how:...
When I first read the story about the Wadena Nativity scene (Nov. 12) I thought. “How sad.” Then on second thought I realized it is a demonstration of God’s true grace. Here’s how:
In the begining of the article it tells of a person who was offened to see a religious symbol displayed in a city park in Wadena. They lawyered up, citing separation of church and state. The city of Wadena is forced to sell the Nativity scene so that it can be displayed on more visable private property.
At first glance this appears to be a negative story, but it can easily be spun into goodness. Not only does the Nativity scene get a new, more visable home, the fellowship of Christ got to congregate in a state building. The article said that when the Wadena City Council met there not one person who would testify against the placement of the Nativity scene. Also there was a pastor at the meeting who, no doubt, had kind words regarding the depiction of the Christ child.
It’s almost as if a church gathering happened right there in that city council meeting. I highly doubt that this was the intention of the person who complained about the Nativity scene in the first place, but it happened and it was legal. Hopefully this will discourage future grievances because you can take the baby Jesus out of the city park but you’ll never take the Christ out of Christmas.
In my opinion this whole story is an excellent demonstration of the grace of God.
Andrew M. Grage