He came down 2,000 years ago to die for our pride, our rebellion and striving. He came down to die for our disbelief, distrust and doubting. He came down from heaven to earth to save us from ourselves, by dying on the cross for us. He comes down even now — to meet us where we are, to walk with us on our journey of life, to help us and to uphold us. He is there in our struggling; He is there in our doubting and pain and grief.
There is no escaping the brokenness of this fallen world — but we have a Savior who came for us who are without defenses, for us stripped bare and vulnerable. He is our refuge; He will be our defense. We do not need to face this day, this life alone. The Lord will fight for us, and He will be our defense and safe place.
They are there, the questions that fill all the empty space and confused corners. Are You there, Lord? If You are, how can this be? What am I supposed to do? Will this ever change? How long, how far to go, Lord? And the answer, the one we are sure to get?
The Advent time is a season of waiting and hoping and loving. This time of the year, we are drawn towards those flickers of light around us — all the candles, fairy lights, Christmas trees and decorations. Yet at the same time, the busyness of the season easily seeps in and takes our eyes off […]