Dear friends and families,
Every Christmas, I can’t think of a time of year when it’s easier to lose God than at Christmastime.
In many of the Christmas, programs, decorations, and lots of other things related to Christmas specials we watch on television and the songs people perform, there’s no mention of Jesus.
It’s possible to lose God in this season. Of course, we can’t really lose God, but we can lose sight of God’s real plan. However, God never loses sight of us. He’s constantly thinking about us. We see this exemplified in the blessing God gave the priests to pronounce over the people of Israel:
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)
In the original language, the phrase “the Lord lift up His countenance upon you” means “to look, see, and pay full attention.”
GOD PAYS FULL ATTENTION TO US.
DO WE GIVE ATTENTION TO GOD?
Never mind God friends, we even don’t pay as much attention to each other as we used to. The reason for this is the existence of smartphones, and many other electronic gadgets. People go out to dinner and spend most of their time staring at their devices. Or they’re out walking their dogs and looking at their phones.
Researchers have found that we have a generation of people who prefer texting to talking. Thus, many of these people might not understand social cues, such as making eye contact or nodding in affirmation when someone’s speaking to them.
That’s not true of God. When we’re talking, God’s listening. He’s taking in every word that we say. God is very interested. The essential message of Christmas is Immanuel, God with us. We may lose sight of God, but He never loses sight of us.
Have a great time with your God, family, and friends, and may we don’t lose the real sight of God and the real meaning of Christmas. There will no Midweek Musing till January 2023. So, may this Christmas will be blessed and peaceful for you and your loved ones.
So, may “the Lord bless us and keep us; the Lord make his face to shine upon us and be gracious to us; the Lord lift up his countenance upon us and give us peace” Amen and Amen.
Rev Kathreen Shabaz