Looking Good in Filthy Rags

Medical missionary, Dr. Paul White, served in East Africa. He told the story of one Christmas Eve on the mission field when all the national Christians had come to the hospital to use the ironing board, wanting to press their old clothes and rags.  A long line formed outside the ironing room.  One young man was wearing little more than a castoff apron, and Dr. White asked him, “What are you up to?” Cheerfully, the man replied, “Christmas tomorrow, Bwana (an East African term of respect). We’ve got to look our best.  We are ironing our clothes.  Behold, it is our Savior’s birthday.  We want to look our best to honor Him.”