On the 18th Day of Christmas – We will recognize the Lord.
Luke 2:12 “And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”
Sometimes things aren’t as we think they should be. No one seems to be who they said they were, and we may wonder….is the Lord among us.
The world can be such a dark place, but even through the darkness we will recognize the Lord.
Jesus is light in the darkness because He is the Light of the World.
He is in the good that we see, He is the rainbow that you needed, He is in that billboard that speaks directly to you, He is the Word of God that pierces your heart.
The Lord may seem hidden by the worries of the world and the darkness that casts shadows on your path. But as you pull all of the worries and shadows away and strip the layers of darkness off, He is hidden right there in your heart.
You WILL recognize Him!
Jeremiah 24:7 “I will give them hearts that recognize me as the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me wholeheartedly.”
As you look for the Lord this Christmas, hidden under the headlines, shopping bags, long lines, and frustrated drivers, remember, He’s been hidden in your heart, He’s wrapped in the warmth of the Holy Spirit.
Be still, you will recognize Him, and find the Light you’ve truly been looking for.