There is a popular Christmas song, which I love, “Mary, Did You Know?” A few years ago I turned the words around and wrote a blog post titled, “When did Mary Know?” (12/20/15)
Like how did she know he could turn water into wine before she asked him to? When did she know he could heal the sick and set the captive free? Or walk on water, and feed 5000 men?
I can picture Mary with Jesus on her lap talking, asking questions, and then Mary sitting at Jesus’ feet as he shared stories of the creation, and from the Old Testament. I think she knew because she had spent a lot of time with God’s Son. She knew him, but more importantly, she believed in him.
Imagine what you would ask Jesus to do if you really knew him. Would you ask him to heal you, a friend or a family member? What about heal your finances, or your broken relationships? Would you ask for a better job, food, or a place to live of your own? My point isn’t to get things from Jesus, but believing in him enough to ask. Knowing that he could if that was best for you.
Sometimes it’s better to go through something than to be delivered from it.
It is good to spend time with Jesus no matter your circumstances. This Christmas, I pray you find time to sit and just hang out with him. Put on some Christmas music too. After all, He is the reason for the season.
‘These people draw near to me with their mouth, and honour me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.’ Matthew 15:9 J.B. Phillips New Testament
Don’t just worship Jesus because it’s Christmas, and don’t get caught up in the hustle and bustle of it all, because it will be over before you know it. And so will your life, and after that you’ll have lots of time to spend with Jesus, oh, if you accepted him when you were on earth.
Knowing Jesus intimately, is the greatest gift you can give yourself, and others all year long.
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