Here is why I desire to move towards God this Christmas season:
1. I can see him and his purposes in a small baby named Jesus. Jesus is meant to be our true north
We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s
original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels— everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him.
2. He makes room for us. Even if we don’t think there is room for us and our issues, God says, “Come.”
He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body. He was supreme in the beginning and—leading the resurrection parade—he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he’s there, towering far above everything, everyone. So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding.
3. He holds everything together – even if it is visibly falling apart, nothing is too broken for God to restore.
Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross.
Colossians 1:15-20 MSG