He’s Near

Christmas is about being near. Sure, it’s about a lot of other things too, but it is certainly about being near. To what? – you may ask. To God! – I would answer. The Advent Season is surrounded by God’s “nearness” to His creation; so much so that He Himself stepped out, came down, and became one of us.

A good question to ask during Christmas is this: What am I near to? We might all answer that in a different way. But the point is: Asking the question is a great way to really identify what we have put as the priority in our lives. What’s near to us is generally what is most important to us. That is a common trait that we share as humans. Our tendency is to be closest to what we have made most essential in our lives.

More than games and gifts, more than red and white, more than celebrations and get togethers – we are meant to be nearest to the Lord Jesus Christ. Now some will try and find anything to fill the vacuum and the void with other things. We’ve most likely all done that before, a time or two. But nothing will ever satisfy us until we come to the end of that pursuit and realize that it’s only He Who can bring that joy and peace to our lives.

He’s near. He’s here. He has never left us. If you need some assistance or help in coming to accept His amazing gift, please don’t hesitate in contacting me. This can be [and will be] the very best Christmas of your life. No need to delay or put off: For He is near!

Draw Closer

wise-stillIt is this time of year when we do well to allow ourselves to draw closer to the King Who has come, Who is here, and Who is coming again. While it is easy for any of us to be drawn into the hustle and rush that surrounds Advent and the Christmas Season, being proactive and intentional about slowing down, focusing on what’s most important, and getting into the Gospel narratives will establish (and re-establish) our heart and soul. It’s not about getting and receiving, it’s about giving and reorienting our lives to His purpose.

  • Read John 1 and let the truth of Who Jesus is fill you.
  • Find creative ways to spend time with God.
  • Get in The Word and commit to not only learning more, but applying more.
  • Surround yourself with others who will build you up and pray for you.
  • Worship Him and give priority to it.

That is a recipe for a “Christmas to remember!”

Blessings and joy!