Have you noticed or were you unaware?
That God seems to find us, show us, give us small gifts in unexpected ways?
He did it today when singing in an impromptu trio…“thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown when thou camest to earth for me…”
Suddenly, transformed to 45 years ago and the old Bev Shea Album my Dad played at Christmas with all the old hymns….
“but in Bethlehem’s home was there found no room for thy holy nativity…”
No room, I find there’s no room for His touch when I am filled with the distractions of
self-pity, expectations, business that can wait and lost priorities.
It’s when I’m not looking that He appears again to me, touches my face so softly, allows me to feel both joy and pain and even embrace a tear.
Am I better than He?
“The foxes found rest and the birds their nest in the shade of the forest tree
But the couch was the sod, Oh thou Son of God in the deserts of Galilee”
Do I escape earth’s pain?
Dare I trust a homeless god, such a humble and humiliating saviour?
He caught them unaware as well, it seems
“thou camest Lord with the living Word that would set thy people free;
But with mocking scorn and with crown of thorn
They bore thee to Calvary”
Do I escape lowly titles, humiliation and even scorn like Him?
Would I count it an honor for the King?
The last stanza rings the ultimate moment
“When heavens arches shall ring and her choirs shall sing
At thy coming to victory
Let thy voice call me up saying yet there is room, there is room at my side for thee,
O Come to my heart Lord Jesus, there is room in my heart for thee”
So leave the crowd behind and find Him in the unawares…
The moments He bids you and you answer the call
they are subtle but they abound this Advent season
He will not disappoint you.