Yesterday I had a conversation with someone about those times when God shows up big time with a personal encounter. I'm talking about those moments when there is no doubt that it is a God moment, one in which he puts his indelible mark on our lives. Christmas reminds me of that, and how sometimes we just don't get it.
Very few people said when he was born - It's Him! Very few people who heard him preach or watched his miracles said - It's Him! And when he died on that cross, nary a soul around, except one awe struck soldier said - It's Him!
How often do these moments happen when we just take it as a matter of fact instead of thinking, man, this is the creator of the world talking to me, this is the one and only walking with me, this is I Am going where I am. The more it happens the more ordinary we take it, but the feeling should be, God you are there, you are with me and I am overwhelmed at your presence in my life!
This time of my life, I am not letting every single moment of knowing It's Him pass by without really letting it sink in. When I do, the purpose of my life is clear, it's not about me - It's Him! And the more it sinks in the more he seems to reveal himself, and to be totally truthful, I am overwhelmed that THE God, the one and only God, is giving me a glimpse of who he really is.
And for many of you, I know your stories, I have seen your responses and I know you understand what I'm saying because you see what I see. As a matter of fact there is a Christmas song about it "Do You Hear What I Hear" and within it are these words:
Do you see what I see, said the night wind to the little lamb! In other words, It's Him!
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night, Glenn
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Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.