I would tell you that I faithfully led an Advent “family time” every single day of Advent thus far and that every time my kids were perfect angels and that we sang hymns together after reading the Bible because they all wanted to praise Jesus rather than beat each other up or build with Legos. But all of that would be a lie. A big, fat, stinky lie. *sigh*
The truth is that we’ve missed a few family days of Advent and our family time is often marked with someone pushing someone and someone else saying “STOP TOUCHING ME!”
BUT…we press on. I press on. Trusting that God is bigger and that He is ultimately the One who pursues hearts and opens eyes to the absolute beauty and scandal of the Gospel.
On that note, I’ve been going through the then came Jesus study alongside you in my own time with the Lord. And God has been so gracious to meet with me personally. The day that probably hit me the hardest from week 2 was day 3 — the reminder that the thorns in life could actually be the gift that usher in Christ’s strength.
Y’all. God is so good. He is. And if we are His child, then nothing can touch us without going through His hands — not even the thorns. He sees from an eternal perspective. He’s doing a million things with every one thing He does. And He can be trusted.
I think I just had a little personal church session.
Fill me, Lord…
What about you? If you’re walking through then came Jesus, what has God shown you this week?