Christmas is a week away. We have 4 girls in our home (5 with the Princes-Wife!), so there is much joy all around!
Sometimes, though, Christmas hits us when there is no fun, or joy. Maybe your Christmas is just a reminder of the person who is not there. They died unexpectedly, leaving a hole in your heart. Or, your spouse just walked away...they don't want to be with you anymore. This might be the tightest Christmas you've had, financially. Of the idea of being around all the dysfunction in your family just sucks the air out of your lungs.
God is not caught off-guard by your circumstances, or mine. He is aware. He is prepared. He's not waiting for you to get your act together and make your way to Him. He knew that neither you nor I could make the trip.
So God got up and moved into the neighborhood, wrapped up in humility. A baby, born to be sacrificed because of the extreme love of the Father, to rescue us. God started this process in the beginning. The video below recounts a handful of the times God told us He was sending Jesus. Let's listen...
I don't know about you, but it is so encouraging to me to know that God knows just where I am at, all my weaknesses and insecurities. All my fret about the future. And He moved into my neighborhood, via the ultimate gift that kicked off this Christmas thing, Jesus.
God planned it out, in advance. Now is the time for us to look up and let Him build faith within us.
Jesus Christ is Born!
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