Let us Adore Him 

 “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased.’”  Luke 2:13-14 

Christmas is a time of celebration around the world, and its meaning is even deeper for the Christian.  We recognize with awe and wonder that the Lord came down in flesh, Immanuel, God with us.  We celebrate this because we know who He is and why He came.  He came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10).  We trust in the mission of Christ and His accomplishment of it through His death and resurrection.  Are we being transformed by it though?

This Christmas let God’s gift of Himself transform you.  If we are not being transformed by it then it may be because we are not really in fellowship with Immanuel, Jesus Christ.  It may mean we have allowed the gift to collect dust hidden away in a spiritual closet from Christmas’ years ago.   We may have grown too familiar with it and lost our sense of awe.  Don’t allow yourself to be caught up in the “spirit of Christmas” and miss fellowship with the Spirit of God.  Come let us adore Him, for He alone is worth surrendering ourselves to.

As a family we have started a daily advent devotional by Paul David Tripp, titled “Come, let us adore Him.”  I encourage you and your family to do something similar this Christmas season.  Regardless of what 2020 has been like for us our Lord has come in the flesh to redeem His people, that should cause us to pause, marvel, and celebrate that our God is incredible.

Scott Hoerner, Assoc. Min. of Youth & Young Adults