Christmas decorations are everywhere, naturally drawing the attention of my young children as we drive through our suburban neighborhood.
Recently, as we were on our way home one bright afternoon, my oldest son exclaimed excitedly, “Look Mommy, those are Muslims in front of that house!”
My kids often get excited to find Muslims anywhere we go, seeing that we are the minority here in the USA, so I expected to see a few fellow Muslims walking or hanging out when I turned.
Instead, what he was pointing at was a nativity set. It was made of plastic, brightly colored and all wired up to glow at night.
Aside from the wires and cheap plastic, he was right. They were Muslims!
Mary covered from head to toe, except for her face and hands, just like Muslim women have continued to dress to this day.
The men resemble modern day Muslims, with their manly beards and modest clothing.
Why are the men in the nativity dressed like men from some Middle Eastern culture? Oh, because Jesus was born in the Middle East, just like many of the prophets and messengers we know of!
Muslims on the lawn. Recognizable by a child.
How’s that for familiar?