Those who visit Madame Tussaud’s wax works museum have noticed a change. Previously many of the figures of famous people were protected by velvet ropes and glass cages. Now that has all been removed and visitors are free to “touch” the celebrities and pose with them for pictures. People seem to have an insatiable interest in famous people, stars, and royalty. Of course it is only an artificial closeness. It is not very often that ordinary people or commoners get to hob nob with the rich and famous. But when the Lord Jesus was on earth, He made Himself available to all. He spent time with the sick, the poor and the needy. Matthew wrote of Him, “when he saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” You can only get close to the make believe wax celebrities, in a museum, but you can get close to the real Lord anytime. His arms are always open.
Pastor Alex Rockwell