For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior, which is Christ the Lord. – Luke 2:11
I know I didn’t post a WMD yesterday. Honestly, I sat down to write, but I had nothing. I could have cranked something out, but I never want to do that. If God doesn’t give me something, why write? Men speak and may stimulate the intellect, but God speaks, and it penetrates the heart!
I have learned in the past few months that the opposite of love is not hate. The opposite of love is indifference. If my wife all of a sudden hated me, at least she still thinks of me and I’m somewhere in her heart and mind. I think I could live with that and hopefully undo that hate. Yet, if my wife became indifferent towards me and could basically take me or leave me, that would suck. At least with love or hate, passion is involved.
I say that because I feel like I have become a little indifferent towards God. Sure, I’ve been getting up in the morning and going through the motions of reading the Bible and all that, but He has felt so far away. I know I can’t put that on Him for He is always pursuing me. Somehow, I just haven’t longed for Him. I haven’t wanted to sneak away and just be alone with Him like I once did. I wondered this morning if there was anything in the Christmas story that would speak to me on this Christmas Eve. I asked Him ever so simply, “Lord, will you help me? Will you show me something? Will you change my heart?”
I thought of Christ literally being born. I read Luke 2:11. Then, I thought of how He has literally been born again in the lives of so many believers over the past 2,000 years . . . including me. I thought of how we live in this world, especially America, and it screams “Separate from God! You can have everything you need and want right here in this world right now . . . You don’t need Him.” Sin is constantly trying to separate us from God . . . even after we are saved. So, I cried out to Him, “Lord, will you be born again in me, create in me a new heart, a clean mind, and a will that seeks after your face?”
It is amazing the simplicity that God seeks. I’m not saying it is easy, but it is without a doubt ever so simple. I don’t know where you stand with God at this very moment in your life, but I would encourage you to make an honest assessment, admit where you are, call out to Him, and let Him be born again inside of you.
For unto us this day is born a savior . . . He is Christ the Lord!