Advent is almost over! Soon we we will welcome Jesus. Imagine the joy Mary experienced after nine months of pregnancy as she embraced “Immanuel – God With Us” for the first time in her arms. Think of Simeon and Anna praying for years and finally beholding their Savior face to face. Magi traveled around 400 miles across deserts on camels or on foot to see this wondrous child. That year, He was in the creche, and in a few short years He was on the cross!
And today? Many people have little understanding of what Christmas is all about. They have no idea that the Sovereign Lord of the Universe is near and that He desires their companionship. As the prophet warned in Isaiah 55:6, “Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near.”
Whom do you know that is lonely during this holiday season? Is there a neighbor who is struggling with a divorce? Is there an elderly patient in a nursing home? Is there a widow who grieves the loss of her spouse? What about the friend facing cancer? Why not share with them the truth that there is a God who loves them and yearns to walk with them through their journey? There could be no better Christmas gift you could offer them.