Friday, December 13, 2013

Advent Conspiracy–”Come”

ShepherdsMany years of Christmas, the anticipation is on Christmas day as a child running to the tree in the morning with great excitement and joy to see what presents I got.  My heart was beating fast.  I could hardly sleep the night before.  It was the greatest time of the year.  The tree was at the center of our home and it symbolizes what is at the center of our season in some cases.

The Psalmist writes:  “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.” (Psalm 95:6-7)

Today as I open up the Word of God and read, I am reminded of this simple truth.  It’s not about centering our life around a season or a tree, we are invited to “come and worship.”  In the first chapter of John, when we read about Jesus and His disciples…the invitation was to COME.  When that babe was lying in the manger, the shepherds were invited to COME.  We are to come with great excitement and joy. 

If we are to come and worship – the writer of this Psalm shares the action of the worship in these few passages of Scripture – bow down and kneel before God!  What a sight in the manger of the shepherds coming and gazing on the Savior, the Messiah having a chance to worship the King of Kings.  Wow! 

The Conspiracy for this Advent Season is a call to come worship Him. It’s a call to place value in the person Jesus Christ, God who became Man.  It’s a call to leave all the junk of life behind to focus on Him.  It’s a call to simply come - Bow and kneel before Jesus.  What holds us back?  Why don’t we have time?  We have gotten so busy, we don’t have the eagerness or the want to.  There are other things that are more important.

We set aside a day or two to set out our Christmas décor and prepare our homes for this season - What are people around seeing about the priorities in your life? what really is the focus of this season?  What do your children see in your walk everyday?  Do you want to be a part of the Conspiracy this Advent to simply COME AND WORSHIP?

God Bless, Sleepy Disciple 

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