Imagine you are awakened from a sound sleep on a blustery December evening by the sound of a knock at your door. Startled, you sit up in bed as wind is whipping outside your window. Who could possibly be at your door in the middle of the night!? In the darkness you reach for your robe, and stumble into your slippers. Before making your way to the door you turn on the lights.
Light. It fills the room, bringing a sense of safety, an awareness of your surroundings, and perhaps a welcome to the guest on the other side of your door.
With a bit of hesitation, you open your door just enough to see who is visiting so unexpectantly. The cold of the night smacks your face and sends a shiver down your back! You squint and then rub your eyes as you stare at the person patiently waiting outside your home. “Jesus?” you mutter in disbelief. “Is that really you? Oh my...” you take a step back as you open the door. “Please come in…what are you doing here, in the middle of the night, at my home?”
In a calm and loving tone Jesus replies, “My friend, I’ve come for Christmas.”
Jesus doesn’t always come as we expect, but he does promise to come. His arrival at the door of our lives and hearts has always been his mission. Christmas is a reminder that God is willing and able to do the impossible to be with us. This Christmas, will you turn on the lights within yourself and invite him to come inside the details of your season?