Thursday, December 24, 2009

Not In Spite Of But Because

As we enter the time of year when we celebrate the most important event in the history of the universe; the coming of God through Jesus to reconcile the world to Himself, it stuck me again, how many people still think that God would not want to have anything to do with them.

Many people think that they can’t come to God because they aren’t good enough - yet. So they try and try and try some more to become acceptable. And here, all along they could have simply relaxed for God does not love us in spite of our brokenness but because of our broken souls.

When we bring our brokenness to our Creator, when we cast our anxieties and failures onto Him, Jesus sees it as an offering. In return, Jesus freely gives to us forgiveness, grace, mercy, healing, restoration and love - God’s love, the best love in the whole universe.

Everything that we need to survive this life and cannot get on our own, God gives to us not in spite of but because of His loving desire to step into the messy and broken places of our live, so that He can heal us and bring us safely home.

Happy Holy Days - and may the comfort of His presence allow for you to experience a Merry and Joyous Christmas.

1 comment:

Ginx said...

As we enter the time of year when we celebrate the most important event in the history of the universe

I thought for sure you meant the slaying of the Cosmic Bull by Mithras. But apparently you meant και ο λογος σαρξ εγενετο.

I still think Christians should celebrate Jesus' birth in spring.