Friday, December 1, 2017

Why I Need Christmas

Let all the angels of God worship Him!    Hebrews 1:6

I just need to hit the re-set button.  I don't need a winter festival.  I don't need a whoop-de-doo year end party.  I don't need to see how much I can pile up underneath a decorative tree in my living room.  I really don't need to see how much fruitcake I can inhale just because now is the time.  

I need to re-focus.  I need to see Jesus.

More than that, I need to reflect.  I need to remember and honor the many ways that Jesus has walked with me and my family this year.  And let me tell you...this one has been a doozer.  And we've had some doozers in the past four or five years.  I'll bet you have, too.

The Bible tells us that the Word became Flesh and dwelled among us.  Think about what that means.  That means Jesus walked through His life in this world dealing with all the stuff that living here means...sickness, relationships, storms, pain, ridicule...there's just no end to what the world throws at us every day.  It's all so mundane, yet so overwhelming.  And, for us mortals, it can so easily cloud our view of The. Most. Important. Thing.  

God loved us so much that he sent his only Son to walk this world with us and eventually to greet us when we cross from this world to the next.  As the popular song of the season says, we need a little Christmas, right this very minute.  I'm sure we all get reminders all the time that Jesus is with us, God is helping us through his Son and his Holy Spirit.  But once a year, we need this big reminder that Life is not all about us, but all about Him.  

If God commanded all of his angels to worship Jesus, how much more are we - I, you - commanded to worship, honor and adore the One he sent.  This is the time to turn our eyes upon Jesus and look full in his wonderful face.  From the face of a baby to the loving face of a man walking among us every day, may we at this season join the angels and worship Him.