Jesus – the discarded gift!
“In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought against them.” – Isaiah 63:9-10
We discard Jesus when we dont Love like He Loved, Loves and will always Love!
We subjugate Jesus to the stack of meaningless Christmas gifts that are worthless to us every time we Don’t Love without condition or expectation!
We grieve the Holy Spirit when we focus on something other than Love!
We rebel against Him when we think about ourselves over others!
When Jesus is thrown on the stack of useless Christmas gifts and when we forget that redeemed and reconciled are past tense words – God in His infinite Love will allow us to be brought to our spiritual senses and trust me when I say the pain is worth it!
God walking with you and His arm around you is not a state to achieve – it’s a state of Being to accept! Walking down the road hand in hand with Christ is not an accomplishment it’s awareness of what is even though its unseen!
To keep Christ off the discard pile – LOVE!
Ask yourself this question, what group or person would be the least welcomed at my church? Then get that group there! Accept the least of these, roll out the red carpet for them, wash their feet and see the image of God in each and every one of them!