Do you ever get invitations to something you’d really rather not go to? Or when you’d really just rather stay home with a good book than make the effort of going out?
God came into the world because he wanted to join us. How awesome is that?! He wants to be a part of our journey, share our story.
We are not alone, God is with us. That is what Christmas is all about. God came into the world to be with us at all times an in all places. In our struggles, in our pain, in our questions, as well as in our joy – God is right there with us, born in the midst of it all.
In the words of Nouwen,
Christmas is the renewed invitation not to be afraid and let him – whose love is greater than our own hearts and minds can comprehend – be our companion.
Or to quote the dying words of John Wesley,
Best of all is, God is with us
This Christmas, and every day, may we remember the truth – God is with us
Thank you Lord,
for coming into the world,
not just that first Christmas,
but every day.
Thank you that you care about my story,
and want to share in it.
Thank you that you are always with me,
whatever experiences and emotions I go through,
that you are here
This year for Advent, some friends and I are using Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Henri J. M. Nouwen. You’re welcome to join us on this journey. Feel free to comment here, or on Twitter using #adventbookclub
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