So last night I was having to do some running around for my mother and I noticed that everywhere I was going it was busy or just lots of people shopping or browsing for different things. I had to go to three different places for her to get all her needs taken care of and the more I thought about it all, it became clear to me that it was just a big fat mess—all around.
There was the traffic, the people to deal with, lines in the stores, waiting for certain things, trying to make sure Noah stayed with me. I could go on and on but I’m sure most of you know what I mean. It was just a big mess trying to get it all accomplished.
As we started home, I got to thinking about this post and the word “big fat mess” had come to my mind. I thought about my life, where it had been, and where it is today. I thought of present times and how I’ve tried to make things go my way and work for God’s grace and how much of a mess I’ve made it by doing that. But haven’t we all? I think sometimes in our lives, more often than not, we seem to forget the grace God has granted us by His ultimate sacrifice. We try so hard to earn what has been freely given and ending turning things into a big fat mess. I admit that I do that often, thinking I can make everything right by doing some awesome work and it will all be good again. It doesn’t work like that thankfully because there is no amount of work we could ever do to repay the gift God has given us..
In my last post, I declared it was a season of thanks. So for this week, let us be thankful for the awesome grace God has given us! For He has cleared the messes for us, set the records straight, and made our paths clear and bright to walk on. In this Christmas season, let us remember the greatest gift of Christ whose purpose was to do all that I mentioned. He made it where we could see the Father once again and keep on walking on this journey that we are on.