"Somebody Loves You"
Amid all it's glory and splendor, Christmas proclaims in its sublime simplicity that God loves us.
"The grace of God was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus" (I Timothy 1:14).
We do well to find time during the season to still ourselves by letting the truth of such Divine goodness bless our hearts and minds with wonder. I am reminded of a Gospel tract entitled, "Somebody Loves Me," wherein a dreadfully abused child finds a tract that declares, "Somebody Loves You." A believer happens upon the child, who asks who it might be that could love her. Before going to find help for the child, the Christian responds, "Jesus loves you." The child dies with the tract blissfully clutched to her heart as an angel receives her to Glory. "Somebody loves me!"
We are all that child. A fallen world filled with fallen devils and flesh (including our own) abuses us in countless ways that challenge our awareness and confidence regarding the love of God. Regardless of how long or well we have known the Lord Jesus, fresh reminders and confirmations must grace our hearts throughout the journey of our lifetime. We open our Bibles day by day to remember. We pray. We fellowship with other believers. We choose to expect God's involved presence and working along our pathways. And during this season, "wonders of His love" not only sing to our hearts from the blessed Carol, but whisper to us yet again that Somebody does indeed love us.
Let us each make it personal. The Apostle John did, referring to himself on four occasions in his Gospel as "the disciple whom Jesus loved." That is you, my sister or brother. That is you. And somehow, wonder of wonders, that is even me! The Season declares this to all, or rather, the Spirit flies upon the sounds and sights of this time of year to bear witness and testimony to the place - the place of love - that exists in God's heart for us in the most personal terms. Yes, Somebody loves us.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have life everlasting."
Here is a link to the tract mentioned: https://www.chick.com/products/tract?stk=0006
Weekly Memory Verse
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name. Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.