Millions world-wide are wrapping up the celebration of Jesus’ birth. I recognize that many of those celebrating don’t know Jesus as savior or even much about him. To many it’s just a really great holiday. That’s okay. It’s part of the process. The nature of our Savior is that He continues to draw us closer and deeper. Our relationship with Him is never enough. There is always more. With Jesus, it’s just a higher form of the relationship we might have with any special person. A magnetic personality draws us closer and deeper. Jesus is the super magnet. We can never get enough.
Of the millions who celebrated Christmas just as a great holiday, there will be some who are drawn closer wondering how a birth two thousand yearsago could still be bring joy. They will want to know more about the child. They will be draw closer.
Of the ones who come to believe that Jesus was a real person and, yes, maybe even the son of God sent to save the world, they will come closer. They will seek and obtain a personal salvation. They will recognize that he came for the world, but He came for us one at a time
Of the ones who come to a personal relationship, some will recognize that the relationship demands a response, they will become more than believers, they will be followers. They will seek to live and love as He did and will eventually recognize that He not only provides the example, but the power to accomplish such a loving life.
Of those, some will recognize that they are called not to become more like Him, but to draw point others to him, to make disciples.
With Jesus there is always more. This season, let’s be honest about where we are with Jesus and no matter where that is, let us respond to his magnetic power and move closer where there is greater life, love, joy and purpose.