December 14, 2017

1 Corinthians 1:30 (NLT) — 30 God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.

Have you ever wanted to be fussed over? Or at the very least be noticed for what you do? Finley, our youngest granddaughter, is almost a year old. She has probably been the easiest baby to care for. She is not high maintenance as the saying goes. The only time she is fussy is when she is left alone. She will sit and play for hours on the floor as long as someone is there with her.  She is such a delight to be around and of course Cleo and I never leave her alone. We are always right there for her. In church she is content for me to hold her and dance with her all during our worship time.

Our memory verse gives us a hint that our Father God loves to make a fuss over us. He doesn’t want us to be alone so he united us with Jesus assuring us that we are never on our own. Being with Jesus Father God saw to it that we would have all the wisdom we would ever need to navigate this life successfully. Jesus gave us right standing with Father God so that we can come to him anytime we want his attention. Father God saw to it that Jesus cleaned up our dirty diapers of sinful acts so that spiritually we will always smell fresh and clean. And then our older brother Jesus, on orders from Father God, took our spankings for us on the cross. Jesus’ work on the cross freed us from being obligated to disobey Father God.

So whether we like it or not we have been fussed over by Father God. He never leaves us to fend for ourselves. We are never alone. We are never not loved. We always have Father God’s attention. He is never concerned with us being high maintenance. He loves doing things for us and he does notice all the things we do to please him. So as we celebrate this coming Christmas we might remember that Christmas really is all about us at least in Father God’s eyes.

Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT) — 17 For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

Like Finley I hope you are experiencing great contentment knowing that Father God is always around.

Be Inspired Hilltop!