His real love this Christmas...

December 13, 2018

"What do I say about Christmas?
I have to start with a promised Messiah. A very special King
born to save His people.
Where would you expect to find this promised Messiah? Today
you might find him in a shelter, held by young, homeless
parents on the move. We might be tempted to look down on
this poor family and think, What good could possibly come
from this situation?
Isn’t this how God likes to work? He flips our value systems
upside down. He uses the young to show us wisdom. He uses
weakness to help us see what real strength looks like. He uses
pain to bring us real soul healing. He uses broken people.
I can relate to this Nativity couple. What you see is not the
whole story. Strange, abnormal behaviors belie intelligence
behind my disconnected actions and sounds. I long for people
to know the real me. I am thankful God does not put us into
categories or innovative puzzles to be figured out. He has a
plan, purpose for our existence on earth, no matter how
young, weak, painful, or paradoxical we appear.
How does this relate to Christmas? In God’s perfect timing, He
chose these unorthodox events to change history. He gave up
EVERYTHING and stepped into time so those who believe in
Him, can live with Him FOREVER.
WHY would He do this knowing He’d be rejected, despised,
and killed?
We don’t understand it because we don’t love like God does. I
don’t love at all like He does but I’m so glad He gave up
everything for me. How about you?

I hope you find His real love this Christmas. The best gift ever


Abounding in grace,

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