I know you’ve read an endless parade of articles lamenting the rut people have fallen into at Christmas. It comes around every year, and every year we promise that this is the year it will be different;we won’t get into debt over our heads, we won’t gain ten pounds eating grandma’s chocolate coconut balls, we’ll have all of our shopping done early, et cetera, ad nauseum.
I’m tempted to write one of the same, but somehow I can’t.
I can’t because even through the protective shell we make for ourselves, in spite of my better judgement, regardless of what I know about the world, the notion of a God who cares for me enough to become like me melts me every time I consider it.
In Romans 10:20, God is quoted as saying, “I was found by those who did not seek me, I became manifest to those who did not ask for me.” Even when we are not looking for God, or when we are looking for him in the wrong places, God is looking for us. Nobody asked for a baby from Bethlehem, but he came just the same.
At Christmas you may not be looking for God’s love, you may feel unworthy of it because you’ve failed at your self appointed Christmas tasks. The fact is that no matter how good we are we are always unworthy of God’s love, but its there just the same. And that’s always worth celebrating.
Have a joyous Christmas, revel in a God who came looking for you.