"Where is God?" : A Christmas Morning Read

As I awoke from my long winters nap, I walked upstairs in my grandparents home and put on my baseball cap. “Merry Christmas to all and all a good morning” cried my Grandfather, “Sam this article may interest you, come take a gander.” I came over to see what was a matter. I read the article title on the Christmas Day paper and it read “Where is God?,” which I found quite odd. I read and I read only to discover that this was meant to provide joy, not take it away, and provided a reason for the season.

The Grand Junction Sentinel article, entitled “Where is God?” brought an interesting perspective to the holiday. While many people in modern society ask for evidence of God in our present trials and tribulations, the author says that stories in the Bible such as the birth of Christ bring out why we don't see grand gestures of God’s presence. God chose an average day (although not December 25th… sorry to burst that bubble) to choose underwhelming parentage, who are immediately forced into being refugees right after their child's birth, to be responsible for our Savior and teacher. “It is the possibility of transcendence breaking in on any common day” is the hope Christmas brings. In the common day, small bits of transcendence are how we know where God is. The first devo I wrote was about a Futurama clip covering a similar topic. While God does like to show up and show off big sometimes, his presence is most often felt on any common day, where we know through his son’s life, that transcendence has a chance to break through.

Sam Jacobs

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