I can remember this one Christmas at the age of six or seven. We were making the trek to Dallas from Houston, and the only real issue I had with this trip was that this was the year I was supposed to get an American girl doll. It was a big deal, and I needed to know if Santa would know where I was. Would he be able to find me and bring me my doll? Would my doll be all alone in Houston while I was in Dallas?
For my little girl heart, it was a real question.
Later in life I learned the truth of Santa and the realization that my doll was never going to be alone in Houston.
But have you ever asked yourself these questions of God?Will He know where I am? Will I be alone in this new city or new adventure? Will He be able to find me?
The beauty of Christmas is the reminder that God loves us so much He sent His son for us. In that truth, there is the hope and peace that He knows where we are always, and loves us so much that He sent His son to this world so that we may be saved through Him.
What a calming peace!
I remember walking down the stairs Christmas morning to see my doll there waiting for me. The joy that I found at that moment is one I can still remember.
How much more joy is found in knowing that I never have to question if God knows where I am. I never have to wonder and wait for a sign. I can stand boldly on the truth that he knows everything about me.
Psalm 139 teaches us this:
Lord, you have examined me
and know all about me.
You know when I sit down and when I get up.
You know my thoughts before I think them.
You know where I go and where I lie down.
You know everything I do.
As a child of God, I am sure He knows me, and, if you are a believer, He knows you, too. There is no question, no reason to wonder! This Christmas rest on the truth that Christ came because of God’s love for us. And, in that loves comes the truth that He knows us personally.
About the Writer:
Liz, just a girl who spends her days teaching 6th graders the value of math and science while also displaying the love of Christ, and her evenings with her friends laughing and challenging the definition of community to be something much deeper. If you need her you can probably find her watching Dancing with the Stars while on Pinterest.