It’s that time of year again.
“What are you buying for Christmas this year?”
“What are the kids asking for?”
These are the questions I hear myself asking others over and over again as Christmas draws closer.
We all know who Christmas is really about but we don’t really act like it do we? Instead, we are caught up in the shopping. Caught up in the cooking. Caught up in the decorating. Caught up in looking for a tacky holiday sweater with a cat on it (OK that’s probably just me).
I know the question I should be asking:
“How are you honoring Jesus this time of year?”
This morning I was fortunate enough to be able to sing “O come All Ye Faithful” with my church family during our service. As I was singing, the words “adore” hit me like the ornaments my cat keeps smacking off of my Christmas tree.
We adore a lot of things in this silly little world of ours. We adore celebrities. We adore sports. We adore shoes and bags and jewelry.
We also adore our children and our families and our friends. Important people who are cherished and held close to our hearts.
But we do adore Him?
Do we hold Him close to our hearts?
Do we, with our entire beings, cherish everything about Him?
The three wise men came to see Jesus when He was born. Can you imagine their adoration towards him? Can you imagine how fast their hearts must have been beating when they were finally able to get a glimpse of our new found King?
They were overwhelmed with joy.
I am overcome with overwhelming joy when I think of all that He did for me. My heart feels so full as if it will burst, but this feeling doesn’t always stay with me. Sometimes, I push it to the side when life gets in the way of my Savior.
I want to try and hold onto my joy as the days become busier and the crowds grow heavier and our nerves start to rattle even more.
I want Jesus to know how much I adore Him.
I want others to know how much I adore Him as well. When they see me, I want them to see someone completely in adoration of Her king.
Because He is the reason for it all.
Oh come let us adore Him.
Matthew 2:11 And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.