But when her work was done the wise men had passed on their way across the desert, and the star shone no more in the darkened heavens. She never saw the Christ child, but the tradition says that the Baboushka is living still, and still she is searching for Him.
For His sake, the tradition says, she takes care of all Christ’s children. It is she who in Russian and Italian houses is believed to fill the stockings and dress the tree on Christmas morning. The children are awakened by the cry of “Behold the Baboushka!” and the children spring up hoping to see her before she vanishes out of the window. The Baboushka believes that in each poor little one she warms and feeds, she may find the Christ child, whom she neglected ages ago.
Are you like the Baboushka? Have you neglected the worship of Christ in your Christmas preparations?