You can’t have a relationship with a person through someone else. Would you want your spouse or significant other to tell you they love you through your best friend? That sounds silly, right? Unless you are in middle school, this just doesn’t make sense. You can’t have a mature, loving relationship unless you talk to the person, one-on-one, and get to know who they are.
Why, then, are we okay with our relationship with Christ being conducted this way? Too many times we allow a pastor, speaker, devotional book, or Christian artist, tell us what Christ says about us. While these sources are great supplemental material, they should by no means be the extent of our relationship.
The Bible is filled with verse after verse that is written for you. Each word is a reminder of God’s overwhelming love for you. For me, that is the beauty of our faith—it’s a personal thing. He knows each of us on a personal intimate level and desires for us to know Him in the same way. We will never get there if we let someone else handle the relationship.
James 4:8 says,
“Come close to God, and God will come close to you.”
And Psalm 139 is a testament to how valuable we are in God’s eyes. Verse 1 clearly states,
“O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.”
It’s a personal thing. If God, who knit you together in your mother’s womb, wants to know you personally, shouldn’t we desire the same with Him?
In the hustle of the Christmas season, don’t miss the intimacy of what it’s all about. Christ came—for you.