Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Anticipating Christmas (Ann Voskamp)

As we anticipate Christmas, it is good to look at His story, "a collection of monumental moments that remind us that Christ cared enough to experience life with us. Christmas is the time to remember that Christ not only came, but he stayed, he lived, he cared." ~ Max Lucado, introduction from Celebrating Christmas with Jesus, An Advent Devotional

The woman...saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband...At that moment their eyes were opened...So they hid from the LORD God among the trees. Then the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?" Genesis 3:6-9

For all the wandering, this is the first question of the Old Testament - God coming to ask after you, "Where are you?"

Where are you in your life? Where are you - from Me?

And for all the wondering, this is the first question of the New Testament, when the wise men come asking, "Where is he?"

We only find out where we are when we find out where He is.
          ~Ann Voskamp in The Greatest Gift, December 3

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