JESUS CAME TO RELATE WITH US
The very basis of the birth of our Lord Jesus is our Heavenly Father's sacrificial, unconditional, faithful love towards us. God could have sent Jesus as an adult man to save us, but He sent Jesus to us through a virgin birth. God chose Mary, who was not wealthy or famous, but from an ordinary family, to bear Jesus. God did not choose a palace where Jesus was born, but He chose a stable, where the animals sleep and eat. Why would God, the Creator of the universe, choose a humble way to send His Son, Jesus, to us? I believe the reason is that God wanted Jesus to relate to all of us. We can all relate to God, whether we are in low, middle, or high income. He can also relate to children, teenagers, young adults, and adults, for He grew up like us. He experienced being hungry, tired, and frustrated, yet without sin. John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believe in Him would not perish but have eternal life."
When we think of Christmas, we need to think of hope, love, and acceptance of our Heavenly Father through our Lord Jesus Christ. In this Christmas season, no matter what our situations are, Jesus can relate with us. He understands our joy, fear, frustrations, and sadness. We have hope in our sorrow and suffering because Jesus came to save us. We need to remember that our Lord Jesus Christ is a personal God. He sees us individually and examines our hearts. He knows everything about us, and He understands.
As we look forward to Christmas day, we need to remind ourselves that we are more important to Him than the Christmas event itself. Our Heavenly Father loves us and He wants us to relate with Him through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ask yourself these questions: Why did my Heavenly Father choose to send my Savior, Jesus, in a humble way? How do I feel knowing that my Lord Jesus could relate to my situations?
Write down all the worries you face Today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you for sending my Lord Jesus in a humble way that He may relate with me. Thank you that you are a personal God. Please help me this Christmas season to trust and enjoy your presence. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.