The Third Tuesday in Advent
Nearer My God to Me!
Our God is not simply a distant being that never interacts with us. Not only does He interact, He cares enough for all of us to come to us when we are afraid and He reassures us.
There are so many things that frighten us during the Christmas season. We think we feel guilty but I believe that feeling is not guilt but fear. We are afraid we won’t get everything done. We’re afraid someone will be disappointed or angry. We’re afraid what they might think, what they might say, how we might react. Fortunately, we not only have God drawing near when we call out to Him. We have Jesus within us to bring us peace and we have the Spirit within to keep us strong.
Rather than letting the things on the outside scare us so much, we need to quietly listen to the Father tell us not to be afraid and then feel what Jesus and the Spirit are saying to us. Be still and know that they are all God.