Hello, my friends. Just want to share from my heart this Christmas morning.
Last night, Rob and I attended our Christmas Eve gathering at church, where we talked about God’s gift to the world.
How like God to bring his gift in the form of a tiny and vulnerable baby, born to a couple of teenagers, in a cloud of scandal that never left them. No money, no power. Yet God entrusted to them God incarnate. The Savior. Messiah.
If you feel alone, marginalized, unloved — God does not do that. People do that. Not God. Sometimes even friends and family do that, but not God. He loves you, cares about you, wants to be in a relationship with you.
My friend, don’t listen to the naysayers. Don’t let people tell you God doesn’t love you, or that you don’t belong — that is not true. Those very people were actually told to love you. If they aren’t, then don’t worry about them.
God loves you. Please don’t confuse others’ assessment of you with God’s. Don’t let anyone take your Christmas gift.