Do you know how some reality captures your heart?
This Christmas my heart has been treasuring the wonder that Jesus came so that we could know Him.
What an inexpressible gift.
We were lost in our sin, separated from God, and headed for eternity apart from Him.
The God of the universe sent His Son to this earth to pay the penalty for our sins on the cross so we could know Him - and our lives could overflow with satisfaction in Him and glory to Him.
Isn't this amazing beyond words?
A verse that has been on my mind this season is,
"Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" John 1:29
This Lamb - Jesus - the perfect Son of God - coming to take away our sins.
This is what our Jesus came to do.
In trusting in and yielding to Him, our sins are washed away, we are given relationship with Him, and will live with Him forever.
From this point, we can go deeper to know Him as the One who "...satisfies the longing soul." Psalm 107:9
This, my friend, is a reason to rejoice!
This is what we were created for. This is our soul's deepest need. This is where our hope lies. This is where our joy is found.
This Christmas may your heart overflow with joy and worship as you behold the Lamb of God who came so that you could know Him - and find all that you ever need!