Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Expectations

It’s the time of year when all eyes should be on God, but like always Christmas time is no different than any other. We say every year, “it doesn’t feel like Christmas.” What is this feeling that we’re anticipating? Excitement? Extra joy? Some strange cool electricity in the air? What exactly do we expect from this season? I expect and I need to meet with a Holy God, because let me tell you how I really feel in this particular season—loneliness, loss, confusion, restlessness. And if I do not meet face to face with the Almighty God than the weariness that I feel in my soul may begin to ooze out of my finger tips, my eyes, and my heart.

Isn’t that what the Christmas season is about? Expectation. The expectation that God will move, mankind holding its breath and waiting to see the Lord of the universe will intersect and redeem the loneliness, loss, confusion, restlessness that the separation from Him create daily. How good God is to meet our expectations as we least expect and truly need. I am trusting for that and remembering quietly that “the hopes and fears of all the years are met in Thee tonight.”

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