O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. -Psalm 139:1-5 (ESV)
I cannot help but be overwhelmed when I ponder the way God loves us. When I think about my life as it has been, the priorities I have chased that are so often contrary to God’s will for me, it is hard not to be overcome with amazement at His grace. Can you make the same claim? Does He know you as His own in Christ? Can you feel His hand on you? I hope you can say unreservedly yes! It is as simple to begin as it could be: acknowledge that He loves you and died for you on the Cross and ask Him to be Lord and Savior of your life. In prayer, ask God to guide you to a Bible-believing Church that teaches the Scripture. you will embark upon a new life beyond your wildest dreams as you get to know the God of the universe as your very own Father! What better Christmas present could anyone ever receive?