It’s the most wonderful time of the year, not because of Hallmark movies 🎥! Those are wonderful! What’s even more wonderful? Celebration of God coming to earth in human form! Why? So, He can relate to our suffering. He felt what we feel. He put himself in painful situations so He could say, “I know! Me too!” He didn’t come dressed in fine robes or with a crown on His head, He came as a helpless babe. So, whatever you are going through this season, He understands. You don’t have to have it all together. You don’t have to. Just come as you are.
It’s funny, many of us resist believing in God. Period. Then when He shows Himself clearly to us, through a friend or circumstance, we think we need have it altogether to come to Him. Not true. Jesus, son God, Word made flesh, had nothing together when He came to join us on earth in human form. He was a naked, helpless babe. We can go to Him in the same way. I don’t mean physically run around naked (unless you are a toddler), but spiritually naked. Naked in the sense that we say,
“Hey, Jesus, I need clothed in your righteousness. I don’t have any of my own. I just lost it on my kids!”
Or, “Dear Jesus, I need your presence because I am alone and scared. I don’t know how to find true friends.”
Or, “Jesus, everyone thinks I can do everything for everyone, but I can’t. I feel like a bag of skin, trying to bear everyone’s burdens. Can you help me.”
It is when we come to Jesus in our naked weakness that He can heal us and use us to helps others. Come right now. Don’t wait. If God can come to earth as a naked babe, surely we can come to Him in our weakness, He will accept our spiritual nakedness and clothe us in righteousness.