The BIG DAY is almost here! And there’s no time to look backwards and every reason to look forward to the celebration of Christmas and a blessed New Year!
There’s a reason that we have rear and side view mirrors on our car. And there is plenty of reason to have a windshield.
When we backup we need to look behind us and when we need to slide to the side, there are side view mirrors. But to look forward, we need a windshield.
God gives us a beautiful view of our future when we can live out our part of His promise. Look at Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight."
WE ALL HAVE MOMENTS OF TRUSTING AND CLINGING
If we could walk through life in reverse order, so many times of doubt and questions would be erased from our path. But sadly, we would have missed those desperate moments of trusting in the Lord and clinging to him for guidance.
We learn from our mistakes and failures in our past. We recognize God working in our lives in our daily lives and we look forward with great faith to what He has for us in His glorious future.
This Christmas, don’t miss the promise of God. Learn from your past and trust your Heavenly Father for your future.
Christmas came with the promise that tomorrow would be better as we trust Jesus with all we are and all we have.
"There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man." John 1:9
THE DATA OF THE DIVINE
Have you seen the YouTube videos where kids answer the question, “What is God like?” They are a lot of fun. I think everybody has ideas about God and what He’s like. Many of the ideas I’ve heard seem to be pulled out of thin air. The good news is that we don’t have to wonder.
When God became a man, we see who God is and how He works. God became man and dwelt among us and they called Him Jesus. In Jesus, we don’t have a fuzzy picture of God. We have a concrete, real person. We see the data of the divine. We see what He is actually like.
God has done something wonderful on our behalf. He has broken through all our barriers, excuses, and obstacles. He broke through and took our place. He demonstrated compassion and sympathy, even to those that have been on the run from Him.
God sent Jesus who committed no sin, never caused hurt, or brought injury, nor did evil to others. The One who is all good, perfectly innocent, took on our sin-filled condition as though it were His own. He lived as one of us, He himself bore our sickness, all the bitter and hardest things in life, all the loneliness in death. In His own experience, He combined all the agonies of sinning and suffering, all the sorrows, and sadness.
All this He did because His nature compelled Him to do it. He is a God of love and could not bear His creation being separated from Him. God is not estranged from us; He is compassionate and was absorbed in us in a way we could never fathom. He forgives our misapprehension, our coldness, and carelessness, He loves you more than you can imagine.
Ask Your Kids: What does it mean that Jesus is a light in the darkness? (It means, similar to a flashlight, He lights the path and shows us the true way.)