God is after you! And... for a different reason than you think!
Have you ever been pursued by a suitor—a lover—someone who is very interested in you?
Was it pleasant to be liked? Was it pleasant to be wanted? Well, yeah—for sure. Who doesn’t want to be loved?
Who doesn’t want to be sought after? Who doesn’t want to be appreciated?
I do! I am sure you do too!
Did you know that is actually the message of Christmas—and the actual ‘story’ of the Bible? It’s a story about God pursuing humanity. Too often when we think of God, or church, or the Bible—we think of behaving ourselves enough to get God’s attention. Or, we think of trying hard to impress God—so that God would appreciate the hard work we are doing down here and give us His nod.
Well, actually that is not true. That is not the message of the Bible—nor the core message of Christmas. It is actually the total opposite. The core message of Christmas is not our chasing God—it is God chasing us!
God is so in love with us—and wants so much for us to be with Him—and walk in His presence—HE is pursuing us!
He does this though the person of the Holy Spirit, as He shows us the ministry and mission of Jesus Christ!
Thank you God for loving us! Thank you God for pursuing us!
Matthew 1: 21* She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”