There were so many snippets from studies and conversations had this week that I would love to share with y'all (a word not in my autocorrect dictionary) but I could only pick one to write about tonight.
The Indie group has started studying Crazy Love by Francis Chan so get ready to hear many excerpts from the book and subsequent topics. Something that Chan mentioned this week really stuck out to me.
"The irony is that while God doesn't need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don't really want Him most of the time." -Francis Chan, Crazy Love
This topic can hit a little close but it's too important to pass up on account of stepping on toes. We are coming up on a time of year full of love, joy , charity and giving. People flock to churches and family gatherings. Once a year we become so outwardly focus that, this year in particular, I'm becoming more aware of how inwardly focused we can be the other 11 months.
Did I mention stepping on toes? 'Cause it may just happen.
Christmas is our best reminder of the Son of God sent down to the world to save us. It's one of the times that we really want Him, as Chan may equate it. I know I've written about celebrating Christ' birth year-round before but the Chan quote from this week really brought it back to me. There are a couple times of the year that we all really focus on Him...but maybe we forget or become lax between those checkpoints. Whereas God constantly desires us and works to reach us!
Let's not forget the miracle of Christ after this season.